Patch.com reported that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release stating that a recent DUI checkpoint in Malibu on Friday, September 11, netted two arrests.
The checkpoint, at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Webb Way, netted sixteen citations for various offenses in addition to these two arrests.
The press release from the LASD Malibu/Lost Hills Station read as follows: “Two drivers were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs while conducting a DUI checkpoint on September 11th, 2020.
The checkpoint was held at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Webb Way
from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Fourteen drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, and two vehicles were towed. Twelve vehicles were released to other licensed drivers.
Two other drivers were cited for possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage and/or marijuana, while operating a vehicle.
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.
As businesses continue to reopen, including bars and restaurants, impaired driving remains a top traffic safety concern.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 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.”