Malibu Checkpoint Results In 13 Arrests, One DUI

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

Officials arrested 13 motorists during a scheduled DUI checkpoint on Pacific Coast Highway at Webb Way on Thursday, Feb. 12, according to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s station. 

One motorist was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Seven unlicensed motorists and three drivers with suspended licenses were arrested and sent to court.

Between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., 1,420 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 1,398 drivers were checked.

Statistics from the Feb. 12 checkpoint include:

  • 1,420 vehicles through the checkpoint
  • 1,398 drivers checked at the checkpoint
  • 1 DUI suspect arrested
  • 7 unlicensed drivers arrested and sent to court
  • 3 drivers with suspended licenses arrested and sent to court
  • 2 vehicles stored for 1 day
  • 2 vehicles impounded for 30 days
  • 6 vehicles released per checkpoint release procedures
  • 1 motorist arrested and booked for a misdemeanor arrest warrant
  • 1 motorist cited and released for misdemeanor traffic warrant
  • 1 motorist arrested and booked for failing to comply 

According to a release from the sheriff’s station, “DUI/Drivers 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.” 

Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.