The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station conducted a D.U.I. checkpoint from 6 p.m. on Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
909 cars passed through the checkpoint at Lyons Ave. and Wheeler Rd. Two drivers were arrested, 14 citations were issued, and four cars were towed. Due to low activity and inclement weather, the checkpoint was cancelled and turned into a saturation patrol.
The goal of the checkpoint is to educate the community on the hazards of drunk driving while enforcing the D.U.I. laws of the State of California. The checkpoint is an ongoing attempt to safely remove drunk drivers from our streets. The location of the checkpoint is based on D.U.I. activity in that area.
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Funding for this enforcement and prevention program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.