A DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in Pico Rivera resulted in 11 arrests, authorities said Saturday morning.
The checkpoint was located at 8540 Whittier Boulevard, near Paramount Boulevard, and conducted between 6 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
A total of 1300 vehicles were screened and deputies arrested one driver on suspicion of DUI along with the passenger on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine.
Another 10 drivers were cited or arrested for driving without a license or driving with a suspended or revoked license, one person was arrested on suspicion of drug possession, three vehicles were towed and three drivers were cited for driving on the wrong side of the road, the sheriff’s department said.
The sheriff’s department investigated nearly 400 DUI collisions in 2018 that resulted in 21 deaths and 590 injuries.
Drivers convicted of DUI can expect the impact of the conviction to cost them approximately $13,500 in fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses and possible jail time, the LASD said.