The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint today at an undisclosed location within the city limits of Palmdale, between the hours of 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DUI checkpoints like the one schedules are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with deputies checking drivers for proper licensing.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department offers these reminders to ensure public safety:
• Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
• See someone who is clearly impaired trying to drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
• Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500.