5 arrested at DUI checkpoint

DOWNEY – Five people were arrested for driving under the influence at a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Downey last Friday night. The checkpoint at Firestone Boulevard and Ryerson Avenue resulted in five DUI arrests, 53 citations and 17 vehicle impounds.

“The goal of the DUI/driver’s license checkpoint was to remove impaired drivers from the roadways and to bring awareness to the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol,” police officials said.

Funding for the checkpoint came from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



Published: April 3, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 51