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UPDATE: SCV Sheriff's Station weekend saturation patrol nets 10 arrests

Posted: April 28, 2014 8:51 a.m.
Updated: April 28, 2014 5:36 p.m.

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 people during a weekend “saturation patrol” aimed at getting under-the-influence drivers off the road, a sheriff’s spokesman said Monday.

Because of slight rain Friday night, deputies abandoned the plan to run a checkpoint at a single location, which would require motorists on a single road to halt on potentially slippery pavement, and opted for an intense patrol looking for signs of impaired driving, Deputy Josh Dubin said.

Dubin said DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols are both effective in deterring impaired drivers and “encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.”

Those arrested included one person driving under the influence of marijuana, four driving on suspended or revoked driver’s licenses and five unlicensed drivers, Dubin said.

In addition, four vehicles were impounded for 30 days, he added.

The patrol was conducted from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a,m, Saturday.

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