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DUI checkpoint nets one arrest, 27 other violations

Posted: January 19, 2013 7:44 a.m.
Updated: January 19, 2013 7:44 a.m.

Deputies in the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested one person for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a checkpoint Friday night.

The checkpoint was located in Saugus at the corner of Soledad Canyon and Golden Oak roads and ran from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. During those hours, 1,035 total vehicles were screened.

Five drivers were given field sobriety tests during the checkpoint.

Aside from the one DUI arrest, deputies also booked one man on an outstanding arrest warrant and cited 19 other drivers for various Vehicle Code violations.

Deputies also instructed eight drivers who were unlicensed or driving on suspended or revoked licenses to appear in court at a later date.

Four vehicles were also towed during the checkpoint, with three of those impounded for at least 30 days.

Deputies with the Sheriff’s Station schedule DUI checkpoints periodically at locations throughout the city as a way to curb DUI violations.

Sgt. Richard Cohen of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station estimated in a news release that collisions involving people who were driving under the influence have resulted in 11 deaths and 363 injuries over the past five years.
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