Deputies Make Three Arrests at WeHo Checkpoint on Friday

Tue, Apr 15, 2014   By Staff    3 Comments

Dui_Checkpoint_4_500x300Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested three drivers at a traffic checkpoint in West Hollywood on Friday — two for driving while under the influence of marijuana and one for driving without a license.

The checkpoint was staged at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Robertson from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. the next day. The Sheriff’s Department reported that 4,627 vehicles passed through the checkpoint during that period, with 2,612 of them checked by deputies.

The Sheriff’s Department stages these checkpoints throughout Los Angeles County, largely because there’s evidence that they reduce the incidence of driving under the influence. The communities where the checkpoints will take place are announced in advance.

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3 Comments

  1. Chris SangerTue, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    3 arrests? Were they even trying?

  2. CobyTue, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    They arrested a driver for driving without a license? That seems extreme. Isn’t that normally just a citation?

  3. Chris SangerWed, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    They can check if you have a licence but just aren’t carrying it – that’s sometimes a ticket. Driving without being licenced at all is a different thing, and can result in an arrest. In this case, it was likely the latter.

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