Dozens arrested at checkpoint

COMPTON - A DUI checkpoint in Compton last week resulted in dozens of arrests and vehicle impounds, Sheriff's officials announced.The nighttime checkpoint on Central Avenue, just north of Rosecrans, targeted impaired and unlicensed drivers. Sheriff's deputies arrested three people for DUI (including one driver allegedly high on marijuana) and two drivers for possessing illegal drugs. Seven people were arrested for knowingly allowing an unlicensed person to drive, and 22 people with suspended or revoked licenses were arrested and sent to court. Forty-four unlicensed drivers were also arrested and issued court dates. Sheriff's officials impounded 26 vehicles for 30 days and 16 vehicle for one day. Twenty-three vehicles were released to the registered owner.

********** Published: October 4, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 25