DUI Checkpoint Nets 23 Arrests, Two for DUI

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

Authorities with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department reported 23 arrests, including two for DUI, at a checkpoint located at John Tyler Drive and Pacific Coast Highway on Friday, June 20.

A number of other arrests were made for various crimes, including a suspect who was carrying a concealed handgun, someone who refused to follow checkpoint procedures and another with a $36,000 traffic warrant. Thirteen unlicensed drivers were also arrested and sent to court. 

The checkpoint had 1,253 drivers pass through with 868 drivers checked.

Statistics from the June 20 checkpoint include:

  • 1 suspect arrested for carrying a loaded concealed handgun

  • 1 DUI – marijuana suspect arrested

  • 1 DUI – alcohol suspect arrested

  • 1 arrest for illegal possession of narcotics¬†

  • 1 suspect arrested for refusing to comply with checkpoint procedures

  • 1 suspect arrested for a $36K traffic warrant and sent to court

  • 4 suspended/revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court

  • 13 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court

  • 5 vehicles were stored for one day

  • 4 vehicles were impounded for 30 days

  • 14 vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints provide the most useful documented results of any of the DUI enforcement techniques, showing cost savings of $6 to every $1 spent.