Twenty Arrested During DUI Checkpoint, Two For DUI

A recent DUI checkpoint conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) resulted in 20 arrests on Friday, March 20, according to a report from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s station.

Two motorists were arrested under suspicion of DUI and 10 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.

Statistics from the March 20 checkpoint include:

  • 1,670 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
  • 1,641 Drivers checked at the checkpoint.
  • 2 DUI – Alcohol suspect arrested.
  • 10 Unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
  • 7 Drivers with suspended licenses were arrested and sent to court.
  • 4 Vehicles were stored for 1 day.
  • 7 Vehicle were released per checkpoint release procedures.
  • 1 Motorist was arrested and booked for a DUI warrant.

LASD reports DUI/driver’s license checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers. 

The checkpoint was held on Pacific Coast Highway at Webb Way, beginning at 7 p.m. on March 20 and ending at 3 a.m., March 21.  

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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