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DUI Checkpoint in La Mirada


DUI Checkpoint in La Mirada

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, April 12, 2019. The Checkpoint was on Imperial Highway at Valley View Ave., between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. in the city of La Mirada.

 

Nearly 1,750 vehicles were screened for impaired drivers and 425 drivers were contacted/screened. One driver was arrested for DUI (Alcohol) and one driver for DUI (Drugs). In addition, four drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license and three vehicles were towed.

 

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Last year the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigated 395 DUI collisions that killed 21 people and injured 590 others.

 

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting other DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the year in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.

 

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.