DUI checkpoint yields 30 arrests

PICO RIVERA - Thirty motorists who were unlicensed or driving on suspended driver's licenses were arrested after driving through a checkpoint last Friday in Pico Rivera, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced.The checkpoint, located at Rosemead Boulevard and Mines Avenue, netted eight drivers with suspended licenses and 22 unlicensed drivers. They were arrested and sent to court, authorities said. Authorities also impounded seven vehicles for 30 days and confiscated nine vehicles for one day. Fourteen vehicles were released to their registered owners. The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

********** Published: July 05, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 12