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DUI Checkpoint Set for Next Week

Over the past three years, the sheriff's department has investigated two fatal and 28 injury related DUI crashes in Malibu.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will hold a checkpoint to crack down on drunken driving and unlicensed motorists next week.

The checkpoint is set to run from 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 to 3:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in Malibu, according to sheriff's Sgt. Phillip Brooks. The location was not disclosed in advance.

"Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public," Brooks wrote in a news release.

Over the past three years, the sheriff's department has investigated two fatal and 28 injury related DUI crashes in Malibu.

Last week, the department unveiled a new DUI mobile enforcement unit, which is aimed to make checkpoints more efficient.

Lt. Todd Weber of the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station said the mobile unit will be used during next Friday's operation.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Zuma Skipper November 02, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Lemme guess....PCH and John Tyler......

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