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Saturday April 6th, 2019 :: 08:40 a.m. PDT

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#LASD DUI/DRIVERS License Checkpoint Nets 4 Arrests, Compton

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested one driver for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (Marijuana) while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, April 5, 2019. The checkpoint was on Santa Fe Ave., south of Auto Drive South, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
 
In addition, three drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license and one vehicle towed.
 
DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Last year the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 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. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting other DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the year in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.
 
Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 
 
“Go Safely, California” Impaired Driving 30 sec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8RNNAyNGhA&index=5&list=PLN-u3WDo_8Zi-0zrb0zSSQd3nHZL0RhQV&t=0s
“Go Safely, California” Impaired Driving 15 sec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vssTKaXPemE&index=6&list=PLN-u3WDo_8Zi-0zrb0zSSQd3nHZL0RhQV&t=0s
“Go Safely, California” Impaired Driving 15 sec (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2lxIV4JB6E&index=7&list=PLN-u3WDo_8Zi-0zrb0zSSQd3nHZL0RhQV&t=0s
 
MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Safety Operations, please contact Sergeant Robert L. Hill at 323-890-5480 or via email at RLHill@lasd.org.
 
Forwarded by:
Deputy Grace Medrano
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 
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