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Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence, while thirty-six drivers were cited.

On July 17, 2020, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Palmdale Station, conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint. The checkpoint was in the westbound lanes of Palmdale Boulevard at 15th Street East, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

A total of 1,484 vehicles were screened. Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence, while thirty-six drivers were cited for operating a vehicle while unlicensed, or for having a suspended/revoked license. A total of nine vehicles were towed and one driver was arrested for two outstanding warrants.

However, the big arrest of the night occurred when deputies stopped a driver, who was found to be operating a vehicle while unlicensed.

Subject to the vehicle being towed, deputies conducted an inventory search of the vehicle and asked the driver if there was anything illegal inside.

The driver advised the deputies there was an illegal firearm inside. Upon a search of the vehicle, deputies found a gun, a machete, a bag of gold cap mushrooms, marijuana packaged for sale and other controlled substances.

The driver was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a controlled substance while armed, and possession of Marijuana for sale.

Way to go Palmdale Sheriff's Station!

Checkpoint locations are based on a history of crashes and DUI arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

As businesses continue to reopen, including bars and restaurants, impaired driving remains a top traffic safety concern.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will continue to hold DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints throughout the year.

Photo Credit : LASD

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