DUI Checkpoint Nets 17 Arrests

Patch reported recently that seventeen people were arrested in Malibu last Saturday, December 19, 2020 at a pre-planned DUI checkpoint. 

Three drivers were arrested for DUI alcohol and/or drugs while conducting a DUI checkpoint on December 19, 2020. The checkpoint was held at Pacific Coast Highway and Webb Way from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Ten drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, seven vehicles were towed. Eight vehicles were released due to current state law regarding DUI Checkpoints forbidding the towing of unlicensed drivers vehicles. Four others were arrested for other criminal charges such as Reckless Driving (Exceeding 100 mph) and Possession of Narcotics for Sales.

Checkpoint locations are based on a history of crashes and DUI arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated that they are committed to keeping the public safe when they are traveling and will continue to hold DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints throughout the year.

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

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