5 Vehicles Impounded at Overnight DUI Checkpoint

Citations were also issued for various vehicle code violations, according to police.

One motorist was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving and five vehicles were impounded during an overnight drunken driving checkpoint near in Malibu, a sheriff's lieutenant said today.

Ten citations were also issued for various vehicle code violations, said Lt. Todd Weber of the sheriff's Malibu/Lost Hills station.

Weber said 1,304 vehicles passed through the checkpoint at Pacific Coast Highway and John Tyler Drive. It began at 8:30 p.m. Friday and concluded today at 3:30 a.m.

Ann Tomkins July 23, 2012 at 12:18 AM
I certainly needed a drink after being stuck in the traffic jam from that checkpoint. What a waste of time and money. I think the officers' time would more effectively be utilized by patrolling the highway or cracking down on the motorcycles speeding through the canyons.
Susan Tellem July 23, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Should have been from 4 pm when people are leaving the jobs and driving through town from both directions. Catch day laborers who buy booze at our markets for the drive home and those having something to drink near the office before driving through Malibu. By 8:30 it's all over people, ergo the low results. But there were so many residents complaining about earlier hours that everything got upended.
Ann Tomkins July 23, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Does anyone know what time the individual was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving? I've heard most drunk driving accidents are in the early morning hours, but of course Malibu could be different. When I saw the back-up from the checkpoint, I considered turning around thinking that there was a major accident. If it were at 4 pm. on a Friday, the back-up would be many miles long and people would detour.
Timber July 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM
If you have not noticed the police are free to observe any operator for signs of DUI in the area before the start time of the suspicion-less roadblock. In fact, police can and do seek DUI operators anytime. You imply that the police only seek DUI operators during suspicion-less roadblocks. Anyway, I would like to ask, how can a person identify a DUI operator when they have come to a safe and complete stop? Their car has the same observable characteristics as any car stored in a parking lot. Just wondering.
bigib2 August 12, 2012 at 01:10 AM
This is why we need to stop Circle K from selling alcohol until midnight. Please attend the hearing on August 27 @ City Hall 6:30 pm and support the 400+ neighbors that have protested and support the Planning Commission's denial of the appeal. Stop the slaughter on PCH!


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