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Sixteen arrested at two checkpoints

Posted: July 26, 2014 2:16 p.m.
Updated: July 26, 2014 2:16 p.m.

A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.

The two checkpoints ran from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday and were held on northbound Railroad Avenue north of Oak Ridge Drive and eastbound Newhall Ranch Road east of Grandview Drive, according to information from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A reported 2,532 vehicles went through the checkpoints and 2,147 drivers were checked, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department.

One person was arrested for driving a vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock device and two were arrested and sent to court for driving with licenses that had been suspended or revoked, according to the news release.

Additionally, 13 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.

Four vehicles were stored for one day, according to the news release, and three vehicles were impounded for 30 days.

Officials say these checkpoints are two of “many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Santa Clarita.”

While the recent checkpoints did not result in any arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Sheriff’s Department officials say the checkpoints discourage people who might otherwise drive impaired.
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