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WeHo Checkpoint Nets Two DUI Arrests for Pot

Carol Kay

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested 2 drivers for driving under the influence of drugs (marijuana) while conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, September 13, 2019. The checkpoint was on Fairfax Ave., south of Santa Monica Blvd., between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
 
One driver was cited/arrested for operating a vehicle with a suspended/revoked license and one vehicle was towed.
 
DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Last year the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigated 395 DUI collisions that killed 21 people and injured 590 others.
 
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting other DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the year in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.
 

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