Three drivers were taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at DUI checkpoints in Diamond Bar and Pico Rivera, authorities said Saturday morning.
In addition to a DUI arrest for alcohol at the Pico Rivera checkpoint, located at 8540 Whittier Blvd., deputies arrested one person on suspicion of being drunk in public. A total of 17 unlicensed drivers were cited and three drivers with a suspended or revoked license also received citations and one other driver was arrested on an undisclosed criminal charge, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
A total of four vehicles were towed from the checkpoint, the LASD said.
In Diamond Bar, one driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI alcohol and another driver was taken into custody for DUI narcotics, various drug charges and driving on a suspended license and a passenger was arrested on drug charges, the sheriff’s department said.
The checkpoint was located at Diamond Bar Boulevard and Highland Valley Drive.
Both checkpoints were conducted between 6 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday.
“DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests,” the sheriff’s department said.
In 2018, the LASD 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, including fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time, the LASD said.
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