in the area of Juniper Street and Valley Parkway. Several protesters attempted to divert motorists from entering
the checkpoint by waving signs advising of a checkpoint ahead. One driver passed the protesters and their
signs, and then made an abrupt turn. He was pulled over for a vehicle code violation. The driver had six
suspensions on his driver’s license for prior DUI offenses. He was arrested for driving on a suspended license
and taken to County Jail. Another driver who heeded the protester’s warnings drove on the wrong side of the
roadway, past a “road closed sign” and was stopped by police. The driver was unlicensed.
Two men were arrested for delaying and obstructing officers in the performance of their duties when they drove
into the screening lane of the checkpoint and refused to cooperate with the officers. The men had locked their
doors and windows and caused traffic to stack up behind them for about five minutes. The checkpoint was
temporarily shut down while police directed oncoming traffic around the stopped motorist. Officers removed the
men from the vehicle and booked them at County Jail.
A parked stolen vehicle was located across from where the protesters had set up. The suspect was not found.
Other results included:
1,637 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
1,041 vehicles were screened in primary.
45 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a drivers license or who
were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
2 field sobriety tests were administered at the checkpoint.
There were no arrests for DUI at the checkpoint, although one motorist was arrested for DUI by one of
the roving DUI units.
1 driver was cited and released for being in possession of marijuana
21 vehicles were impounded, 5 drivers had a suspended driver’s license and 16 drivers did not have a
11 drivers had no insurance.
31 total citations were issued during this event.
2 child safety seats were correctly reinstalled for parents free of charge.
Educational material was distributed regarding Sobriety Checkpoints
Disgusting. No DUI arrests, yet they still managed to STEAL 21 cars.
Then they have the nerve to insinuate that they didn't catch a car thief because of us, is laughable. Look in the mirror, YOU are the car thieves.