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Santa Clarita DUI Checkpoint Results In Three Arrests

DUI Checkpoint In Saugus Leads To Three Arrests

Three people were arrested Friday during a DUI checkpoint conducted by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on Bouquet Canyon Road near Wellston Drive, authorities said.

Of the arrests, one was a DUI suspect and two were unlicensed drivers, according to a SCV Sheriff’s Station nixle news release.Bouquet Canyon Road DUI Checkpoint Leads To Three Arrests

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A total of 1,290 vehicles went through the checkpoint and 1,155 drivers were checked by deputies.

One vehicle was stored for one day and two vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures, officials said.

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The checkpoint, which was conducted between the hours of 6 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday, was part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department “commitment to public safety.”

Checkpoints lower DUI deaths and injuries by deterring those who might drive impaired, raising awareness and encouraging residents to use sober designated drivers, according to the news release.

They are placed in locations believed to have the greatest opportunity for deterring drunk and drugged driving while also providing the greatest safety for deputies and the public.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for ever $1 spent.

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DUI Checkpoint In Saugus Leads To Three Arrests

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Melissa became a staff writer at KHTS AM-1220 following her internship in the newsroom. She has been writing news and feature stories for the KHTS website since February 2014. After receiving her bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Melissa moved back to Santa Clarita to begin her professional writing career. She has published feature stories in "The Signal" newspaper and College of the Canyons' "Cougar News" and formerly worked as a freelance animal welfare writer for an online publication. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys volunteering at animal rescues and working on her blog, All Things Animal Rescue LA/SCV. In November 2014, she finished writing her first fiction novel and hopes to publish it someday.