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Two arrested, 16 cited at police checkpoints in Whittier, La Habra

Overnight sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints held in Whittier and La Habra resulted in one arrest for driving under the influence of marijuana, one warrant arrest and 16 citations, police said.
The checkpoints were held from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 1:30 a.m. Saturday at Whittier Boulevard and Mills Avenue in Whittier, as well as from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Beach Boulevard at La Habra Boulevard in La Habra, Whittier and La Habra police said, respectively.
About 1,450 vehicles passed through the Whittier checkpoint, Whittier police Lt. Bryan Ellis said. Officers conducted a field-sobriety test on one driver, but ultimately made no DUI arrests.
One person was arrested due to an outstanding warrant, two drivers were cited for driving on suspended licenses and seven drivers were cited for driving without licenses, according to the lieutenant.
At the La Habra checkpoint, 622 vehicles passed through, La Habra police said in a written statement.
Officers investigated three drivers for possible DUI, arresting one of them on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, officials said.
Another seven drivers were cited for driving without licenses, or with suspended or revoked licenses.
Funding for both checkpoint was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the California Office of Traffic Safety.
Additional checkpoints and extra patrols are planned throughout the Southland through Jan. 1 during the statewide year-end “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, designed to combat DUI during the holiday season.
Source: Oc Register

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