According to Malibu Patch, over 1,000 drivers were present at the checkpoint at John Tyler Drive and PCH in Malibu. According to reports, five drivers suspected of driving under the influence were arrested. According to Sgt. Phillip Brooks, five of seven drivers who took the sobriety tests failed, 12 drivers were cited for not having a license or having a suspended or revoked one.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department announced that they will be having a DUI/ driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, November 9th in Malibu. According to Sgt. Phillip Brooks, the checkpoint will take place between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.
The main goal is to remove impaired drivers and to heighten awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. This effort hopes to improve the negative national statistic. In 2010, over 10,000 people were killed in traffic crashes involving drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
In the state of California, almost 800 deaths occurred due to drunk driving. Brooks also reported that the 21-24 age group represented the highest percentage of drunk driving accidents. Just in Malibu, the LA County Sheriff’s Department recently investigated two crashes that were fatal and 28 injuries related to DUI accidents.