Two suspected DUI drivers were among six people arrested or cited at a sheriff’s department checkpoint in La Mirada, authorities said Saturday morning.
The checkpoint was conducted on Imperial Highway at Valley View Avenue between 6 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Nearly 1,750 vehicles were screened and 425 drivers were contacted or screened, the sheriff’s department said.
One driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and another was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, the LASD said. Four other drivers were arrested or cited for driving without a license or with a suspended license. Three vehicles were towed.
“DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests,” the LASD said. “Last year the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigated 395 DUI collisions that killed 21 people and injured 590 others.”
The cost to drivers convicted of DUI is estimated at $13,500 in fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time, the sheriff’s department said.
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