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Two arrested at DUI checkpoint

Sheriff’s deputies were stationed on Railroad Avenue in Saugus

Posted: December 21, 2013 10:36 p.m.
Updated: December 21, 2013 10:36 p.m.
 

A checkpoint set up Friday night in Saugus to catch those who may be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol netted two DUI arrests, according to a news release from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

The checkpoint was set up on Railroad Avenue, north of Oak Ridge Drive, and ran from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.

“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,” reads a news release from the Sheriff’s Station.

During those hours 1,147 went through the checkpoint, according to the news release. Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of DUI. One was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and the other was suspected of being under the influence of marijuana.

Another two drivers were sent to court for operating their vehicles without a license. Three vehicles were also impounded for 30 days as a result of the checkpoint.

Funding for such checkpoints comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to sheriff’s officials.

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