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Malibu DUI Checkpoint Nets 19 Arrests

Of the 1,644 motorists who drove through, one was suspected of being impaired.

A DUI checkpoint Friday night into Saturday morning netted  19 arrests. Patch file photo.
A DUI checkpoint Friday night into Saturday morning netted 19 arrests. Patch file photo.

A DUI checkpoint set up Friday night in Malibu netted 19 arrests, deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station report.

Deputies set up the checkpoint between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Pacific Coast Highway (the cross street was not given).

Here are the stats from that checkpoint:

  • 1,667 vehicles through the checkpoint 
  • 1,644 drivers checked at the checkpoint 
  • 1 DUI – alcohol suspect arrested 
  • 1 illegal possession of narcotics suspect arrested 
  • 6 suspended/revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court 
  • 11 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court 
  • 3 vehicles were stored for 1 day 
  • 5 vehicles were impounded for 30 days 
  • 10 vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures 

“This DUI/driver’s license checkpoint lowers DUI deaths and injuries,” according to a memo from the sheriff’s department. “A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired bring about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers. “

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. 

Joseph Delano February 23, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Sounds to me like they got a pretty good haul of individuals who should NOT have been driving an automobile on PCH in Malibu in the US of A. Good job! Keep it up.
BeachBum February 23, 2014 at 04:38 PM
How many were celebrities or how many celebrities did they look the other way on?
Will Smith February 23, 2014 at 10:17 PM
JR: Read the sign in the picture above, it says "Sobriety Checkpoint Ahead" nothing about checking your documentation. DUI is what the grant money was intended, diverting it for other purposes is simply corrupt and dishonest. A "good haul" is a fishing term and that is what we have here, fishing.
Penny Arévalo February 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM
The photo was for illustrative purposes. That's why it says, "Patch file photo." It's not the sign from Friday night.
Dan March 06, 2014 at 02:07 PM
well will smith, the illegals have spent your states money for the next 20 years. california,and il. (who pimp) for a vote love the illegals,as long as you vote dummycRAT. you reap what you sow.

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