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Checkpoint slows down illegal driving

From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. last Friday, 1,316 vehicles passed through

a Laguna Beach Police checkpoint on North Coast Highway.

Three hundred eighty drivers were stopped. Officers who handed out

information about driving under the influence of alcohol, checked for

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sobriety and a current driver’s license.

Only five drivers were stopped for a field sobriety test and three

were arrested for driving under the influence, Sgt. Doris Higgins

said.

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Six drivers were cited for being unlicensed, one had a suspended

license, and one person was arrested on an outstanding warrant for

domestic violence and threatening a witness.

-- Mary A. Castillo


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