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DUI Charges Make Up Bulk Of Santa Clarita Weekend Arrests

This weekend, Santa Clarita arrests were down with 60 percent of charges being driving under the influence (DUI).

Between Friday and Sunday, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies and officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Newhall Area Office arrested 15 individuals, according to Arrest records.

This is a decrease from the previous weekend, which saw 25 arrests.

Of the arrests made, nine individuals were arrested for misdemeanor DUI, one was arrested for felony DUI and another was from being drunk in public, according to arrest logs.

Around 5 a.m. Saturday, first responders received reports of a three-vehicle traffic collision on the 5 Freeway near Gorman School Road, according to Officer Josh Greengard, spokesperson for the CHP Newhall Area Office.

The individual who caused the crash was allegedly driving drunk, according to Greengard.

Due to her being under the influence and causing an injury crash, Saraan Smith, 23, from Lancaster was arrested on felony DUI, according to Greengard.

Other arrests that occurred in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend included a grand theft.

On Friday, deputies arrested a Valencia man on felony grand theft, said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

The man was arrested after he allegedly stole items from his neighbor’s vehicle while she was unloading items into her apartment, Arriaga said.

Thomas George, 62, from Valencia was charged with felony grand theft.

Nine of the suspects arrested were not from Santa Clarita, four of the arrests were residents and the last two were reported as transients.

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DUI Charges Make Up Bulk Of Santa Clarita Weekend Arrests

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