Two DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoints were set up Friday by deputies from the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station, with the first on westbound Newhall Avenue and Carl Court and the second on eastbound Magic Mountain Parkway at Avignon Drive.
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The checkpoints began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at 2 a.m. Saturday, after deputies checked a total of 2,480 vehicles through the points, according to a press release from the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station.
Of the thouands of vehicles examined, 1,870 drivers were checked, yielding the following results:
1 suspect was arrested for a $5,000 traffic warrant and sent to court
2 suspended / revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court
9 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court
1 vehicle was stored for a day
2 vehicles were impounded for 30 days
8 vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures
Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station deputies have held a number of DUI checkpoints during 2014, and the station plans to continue the checkpoints throughout the year, according to the release.
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 every $1 spent.
People who notice drunk or unsafe drivers on the road are urged to report them by calling 9-1-1.
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