A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint in Inglewood netted four arrests on suspicion of drunk or drugged driving, authorities said Saturday morning.
The checkpoint was conducted at the intersection of La Cienega and Hillcrest boulevards between 9 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday, according to Sgt. Jeff LaGreek of the Inglewood Police Department.
A total of 475 vehicles were screened and three drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and a fourth was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, LaGreek said.
In addition, another 19 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle without a license or with a suspended or revoked license and eight vehicles were towed, he said.
In 2018, Inglewood police investigated 109 DUI crashes which claimed one life and resulted in another 29 injuries, LaGreek said.
Police also reminded drivers that prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, and marijuana, especially when used in combination with alcohol or other drugs, can result in a DUI arrest.
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a such an arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time, LaGreek said.
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