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DUI checkpoint in Valencia nets 4 arrests

About 9 in 10 vehicles screened.

Posted: March 30, 2008 12:35 a.m.
Updated: May 31, 2008 5:02 a.m.
A Friday night DUI checkpoint by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station led to arrests for three drivers allegedly driving under the influence and one arrest for a narcotics possession, according to sheriff's report.

The checkpoint was stationed eastbound on Valencia Boulevard, east of Creekside Road from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

According to the report, a total of 1,014 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. From that number, 916 vehicles were screened.

Eight vehicles were pulled off the line so that the drivers could receive further testing.

As a result, three drivers were arrested for reportedly driving under the influence.

Additionally, the checkpoint netted one driver who was charged for possession of narcotics, according to the report.

Another eight drivers were also cited for traffic violations, according to information from the sheriff's station.

The SCV Sheriff's Station strives to conduct one DUI checkpoint a month.


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