Canyon News reports that a DUI checkpoint set up by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of two drivers over the weekend.
According to a statement issued by the law enforcement agency, the checkpoint was conducted between 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4th to 2:00 a.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Fairfax Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.
The LACSD said that deputies checked some 1,179 vehicles at the checkpoint. One motorist arrested was cited for operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license. Two additional drivers were cited for driving for having open containers of marijuana in their vehicles.
The LACSD and other area law enforcement agencies use data from previous crashes and DUI arrests to determine where checkpoints will be conducted. Officials say that the checkpoints are not conducted to make arrests, but rather to promote public safety and deter motorists from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says that it plans to conduct more DUI checkpoints throughout 2022 in order to keep the public safe while they are on California streets and roadways.
The funding for the DUI checkpoints comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and grants made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).