Two Arrested on Suspicion of Drunken Driving at Malibu Checkpoint

The deputies also impound three vehicles during the checkpoint at Pacific Coast Highway and John Tyler Drive.

Two motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving during a sobriety checkpoint in Malibu, a sheriff's sergeant said Sunday.

Deputies impounded three vehicles during the checkpoint at Pacific Coast Highway and John Tyler Drive that began at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and concluded at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Phillip Brooks of the sheriff's Malibu station.

Deputies also issued 14 driver's license citations, Brooks said.

A second checkpoint was held Friday night at Tuna Canyon and Pacific Coast Highway.

Jessica E. Davis December 17, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Sorry for any confusion. There were two checkpoints this weekend. One on Friday night at Tuna Canyon and PCH and the other on Saturday night at John Tyler and PCH. I hope that clears things up.
Cece Stein December 17, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Maybe the word got out and the check point program is working to keep intoxicated drivers off PCH!
David Armstead December 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM
After the last round of comments on the DUI checkpoints in the patch last week or so it was nice to see that the Sheriff had implemented better and different techniques. As usual I was on my way home Friday night and passed through the one at Tuna Cyn it was well run with two lanes instead of one and not at John Tyler where it is set up only to catch west end locals letting drunks from town turn off at Malibu Cyn with impunity. The Tuna checkpoint did not have much back up and I moved through rather quickly due to the two lanes. I am glad that some improvements were made although there were still way too many officers doing nothing standing around. I would be interested to see the number comparison of those caught between the two checkpoints. However, they would be off a bit due to the raining weather on Friday and the group of protesters alerting everyone of the checkpoint at Topanga and PCH. Never seen that before but they had signs and were offering rides and parking to anyone who did not want to proceed through to the checkpoint...
Zuma Skipper December 18, 2012 at 04:08 PM
It doesn't help when people are on the shoulder a quarter mile before the checkpoint holding signs reading "DUI Checkpoint Ahead" and "Pull over Here and We'll Give You a Ride". Also websites like Mr. Checkpoint let people know pretty quickly where the checkpoints are.
Ann Tomkins December 20, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Where was the notice for Saturday's checkpoint? Isn't it a violation of the grant to conduct DUI checkpoints without notice?


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