Hugo Naturals – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
Gerard Cosmetics – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
Keyboard Galleria – Banner
Concerts in the Park – 2015 – Banner
Koalafornia – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
Safety Town – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
Oakmont of Santa Clarita – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
Samuel Dixon – Rubber Ducky – 2015 – Banner
IHOP – Banner
Facey – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
Outlets at Tejon – 4th of July – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
Valencia United Methodist Church – Vacation Bible School – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
Beach Bus – 2015 – Santa Clarita Transit – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
Olive Terrace Bar and Grill – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 7:00 PM PDT on June 30, 2015
Partly Cloudy
Home » Santa Clarita News » Crime » Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station Deputies Plan Checkpoint For Friday
Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station Deputies Plan Checkpoint For Friday

Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station Deputies Plan Checkpoint For Friday

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are holding a DUI checkpoint Friday within city limits, said Sheriff’s Station Deputy Josh Dubin.

Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.

The checkpoint will to take place within city limits, but deputies are not announcing the exact location ahead of time.

The checkpoint is expected to take place from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials to host DUI checkpoint Friday

“Over the course of the past five years, DUI collisions have claimed 11 lives and resulted in 255 injury crashes harming 363 of our friends and neighbors,” said Sgt. Rich Cohen, of the Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Unit, in a previous interview. “If everyone planned ahead for a sober, nondrinking designated drivers these numbers could be lowered to 0.”

The effort is part of a statewide crackdown for the holidays, according to a Nixle report released Thursday.

“More than 215 DUI saturation patrols will be conducted locally in partnership with law enforcement around the county and statewide during the Winter Holiday Anti-DUI Campaign,” the statement read, including sixty-five DUI/driver’s license checkpoints, multi-agency DUI Task Force deployments.

Last weekend, officers from more than 100 police agencies reported 495 arrests countywide from Dec. 13-15, which is up from 456 during the same time last year, based on Nixle reports.

The last DUI checkpoint held by Sheriff’s Station officials took place in September, and netted four arrests.

“DUI checkpoints, along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement, serves as a proven deterrent with the goal of removing alcohol and drugged impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence,” according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.

Nationally, in the five years from 2007 to 2011, there were 4,169 people killed during the month of December in crashes that involved drivers with Blood Alcohol Concentrations (BAC) of 0.08 percent  or higher, sheriff’s officials said.

Nationwide, 32,367 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2011, and 31 percent (9,878) of those fatalities occurred in drunk-driving-related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Californians witnessed a total of 2,835 deaths with 774 killed in DUI crashes on their streets and highways that year.

Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at

Source: Santa Clarita News

Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station Deputies Plan Checkpoint For Friday

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About Perry Smith

Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Galpin Motors – Tile
Action Family Counseling – Tile
Newhall Land – Tile
Dermacure – Tile
Simply Taylored – Tile
Oakmont of Santa Clarita – Tile