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LASD - Walnut/Diamond Bar Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Saturday August 18th, 2018 :: 09:00 a.m. PDT

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Diamond Bar DUI Checkpoint Nets 2 Arrests

Diamond Bar, CA – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail, in conjunction with Walnut/Diamond Bar Station conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on August 17, 2018, at Diamond Bar Boulevard and Highland Valley between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., resulting in the following:
 
838 Vehicles Screened
1 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
1 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle while suspended/revoked
1 Citations issued
 
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.   
 
In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
 
Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department offers these reminders to ensure a fun night doesn’t get spoiled with a DUI:

  • Decide before you go out whether you plan to drink or drive. You can’t do both.
  • If you plan to drink, designate a sober driver before going out, or map out another way to get home safely by taking a cab, ride-share service like Uber or Lyft, or using public transportation. You can also look up designated driver services in your area using the National Directory of Designated Driver Services (NDDDS).
  • If you are DD, bars and restaurants statewide have created non-alcoholic specialty drinks (“DDrinks”) for sober drivers: http://bit.ly/OTSDDrinks
  • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, call 911. Offer a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel
  • See your friend or other patron impaired trying to get behind the wheel? Take the keys or help them make other arrangements to get where they are going safely.
 
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 will be conducting other DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrol in the future in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.
 
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 
Whether by bike, car, motorcycle or walking, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encourages everyone to be a part of the solution and ‘Go Safely California.’
 
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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