DUI checkpoint slated for Friday in Malibu

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

Local sheriff’s officials will be conducting a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, Aug. 30 as a part of the sheriff’s department’s “End of Summer DUI Crackdown.” A checkpoint also took place Aug. 16 as a part of the crackdown. 

The checkpoint will take place within the city limits of Malibu between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station officials will be checking drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, as well as making sure drivers are properly licensed. 

Law enforcement agencies throughout California have been stepping up DUI enforcement for the end-of-the-summer season through Labor Day, according to a release from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. There will be an increased law enforcement presence out on the road throughout the crackdown period, in addition to increased DUI checkpoints. 

“The end of summer and Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time to have fun,” Sgt. Philip Brooks said. “Don’t let it turn into a time of tragedy or jail visit by driving impaired by alcohol or drugs. We will be out looking for those making that unwise and dangerous choice.” 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol, Avoid DUI Task Forces and more than 115 police departments across the state are joining forces for the end-of-summer crackdown. 

Funding for the Malibu checkpoints is provided by the City of Malibu through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.