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Pacific Coast Highway DUI Checkpoint Nets 16 Arrests, Three For Drunk Driving

Posted Jan. 11, 2014, 9:46 am

Mirror Staff

A DUI/Driver's License checkpoint set up Friday night in the northbound lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway (At John Tyler Drive) in Malibu netted 16 arrests, including three for drunk driving.

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Malibu Lost Hills Station, conducted the checkpoint from 7 pm to 2:30 am as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department commitment to public safety.

This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Malibu.

The Department reported the following statistics:

-- 1225 vehicles through the checkpoint

-- 1039 drivers contacted at the checkpoint

-- 1 driver was arrested for a felony

-- 3 drivers were arrested for driving while under the influence of an alcohol

-- 1 driver was arrested for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance

-- 1 driver was arrested for possession of an open container

-- 1 driver was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant

-- 2 suspended/revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court

-- 5 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court

-- 2 drivers were cited for not having their license in possession and sent to court

-- 2 vehicles were impounded for 30 days

-- 3 vehicles were stored for one day

-- 12 Drivers were given Field Sobriety Tests

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Jan. 11, 2014, 11:22:08 am

Checkpoint Charlie said...

Der Gestapo didn't set up a trap for drunks. He set it up to net money for the city. Looky how many tickets he gave out far exceeds the gain of DUIs. Heil Santa Monica!

Jan. 12, 2014, 9:16:15 am

Search Without Cause said...

Exactly...What happened to the constitution that says it's illegal to search without cause? Uh. Uh..Uh.. What next Neighborhood Check points to search homes for illegal drugs, weapons, etc..."we went into 1000 homes last night. Arrested 20 people for marijuana. 15 people for having improper sex. 12 people for having televisions without reciepts...".... Perhaps someone can tell us why these checkpoints are legal and not a direct violation of the constitution that says no search without cause.

Jan. 13, 2014, 8:58:18 am

Yule said...

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that sobriety checkpoints meet the Fourth Amendment standard of "reasonable search and seizure." The Court is, by force of Article III of the Constitution itself, the final arbiter and interpreter of the Constitution. We may not like what they rule. There are plenty of other decisions I don’t like. We may not agree with what they rule. But what they rule is law until reinterpreted by a later court. We can whine, we can rail, but they win, because the Constitution itself says so. When people complain about checkpoints, calling them Nazi tactics, they are forgetting one thing. When those regimes "asked for papers," that meant show me your state-issued internal passport that often said who you were, what job you had, where you were allowed to travel too, what restrictions on your movements had been placed on you, what religion you were. If you were someplace you weren't supposed to be, you got arrested. At DUI checkpoints, they ask for your drivers license, which you must have to operate the vehicle you are driving. And they check to see if you show signs of impairment. That is vastly different than Nazi "show me your papers," shows a lack of understanding of history as well as demeans what the people of Germany and Europe went through.

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