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#LASD DUI Checkpoint Nets 22 Arrests, Pico Rivera

Pico Rivera, CA. – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department made1 DUI arrest alcohol and 1 drunk in public arrest.  1490 vehicles were screened while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on May 24, 2019. The checkpoint was at 8540 Whittier Blvd between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
 
In addition, 17 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed and 3 drivers were cited for suspended/revoked license, 1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges, 1 Citations issued, and 4 vehicles 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.
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