Malibu checkpoint results in 2 dozen arrests

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MALIBU (CNS) – Nearly two dozen people were arrested at a DUI/license checkpoint in Malibu operated by the sheriff’s department, which also impounded several vehicles during the operation that ended this morning.

The checkpoint was held from 7 p.m. Thursday to 3 this morning on Pacific Coast Highway, according to Detective Mike Ranes of the Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff’s station.

A total of 1,535 drivers were screened at the checkpoint. Of those, one person was arrested on suspicion of illegal narcotics possession and another on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Two others were jailed for outstanding traffic warrants, four for driving on a suspended or revoked license and 14 for driving without a license, according to Ranes.

One vehicle was ordered stored for a day and two vehicles were impounded for 30 days, the detective said.

Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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