Deputies Arrest 3 at Sobriety Checkpoint in West Hollywood

Two of those were for DUI, one was for driving without a license.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
A sobriety checkpoint Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies conducted last week in West Hollywood netted three arrests, the department reported today.

Between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Friday, deputies set up a checkpoint at Santa Monica Bl and Robertson boulevards. 

Here are the stats of the operation:
  • 4627 Vehicles through the Checkpoint 
  • 2612 Drivers Checked at the Checkpoint 
  • 2 DUI – Drug (Marijuana) Suspects Arrested 
  • 1 Unlicensed Driver was Arrested and Sent to Court 
  • 2 Vehicles were Stored for 1 Day 
George April 16, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Right there in the heart of where all the gay bars are. I love it!
MarkD April 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM
So... an 8-hour "sting" operation, which I suspect created huge traffic snarls on a Friday night on an already way overcrowded street. For two arrests. (The third doesn't really matter since this was a "sobriety" checkpoint, established to meet DUI-related goals.) Or, one arrest every four hours. How many officers were assigned to this detail? How much budget was eaten up? In fact, what is the budget-per-arrest analysis of this? Either these sobriety checkpoints are really effective, or people are really good at using their smart phone traffic apps to avoid them. Either way, this looks like a monumental failure, a waste of money and an unnecessary nuisance to traffic. They need to seriously consider length of time, location, budget, other needs before setting up another one of these.
quethera April 17, 2014 at 07:38 PM


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