CHP Holds Checkpoint Outside Santa Clarita City Limits; None Arrested
California Highway Patrol officers conducted a DUI checkpoint Saturday night at The Old Road and Constitution in Stevenson Ranch, and no one was arrested for drunken driving, according to California Highway Patrol officials.
The checkpoint was conducted from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., according to a CHP statement.
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The number of cars screened was not yet available, according to CHP officials with the Newhall Station.
Countywide, the Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special DUI deployments during the past several days in Los Angeles County.
From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, through midnight Thursday, Dec. 27, officers representing 100 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 1,480 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2011, 1,849 DUI arrests occurred during the same 14-day time period. (Note: These numbers are only provisional, with some agencies yet to report.)
For New Year’s Eve holiday weekend and the final five days of the campaign, DUI saturation patrols, DUI checkpoints and other DUI details will be deploying throughout L.A. County ending the 19-day campaign. The CHP will be deploying all available officers for their Maximum Enforcement Period during the New Year’s holiday weekend beginning tonight (Dec. 29) at 6 p.m. until midnight Tuesday, Jan. 1.
All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts.