DUI Checkpoint Yields 11 Arrests

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An LASD deputy questions a driver at a DUI checkpoint in 2013.

Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail held a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and driver’s license checkpoint at Pacific Coast Highway and Webb Way on Friday, June 22, from 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

The checkpoint resulted in:

  • 931 vehicles screened
  • One arrest on other criminal charges
  • 10 drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 14 citations issued

The arrests are down from the last DUI checkpoint held in January, which yielded 14 arrests.

A DUI arrest can lead to jail time, fines, DUI classes, license suspensions and other fees that can exceed $10,000.

According to the released results, a study on active drivers revealed that more people tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) as opposed to alcohol (7.3 percent).