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.