Whittier checkpoint nets 23 citations, two non-DUI arrests

WHITTIER — Police screened more than 900 drivers at a weekend checkpoint, netting 23 citations and two arrests for outstanding warrants, but no drunken drivers, officials said.
The checkpoint was held late Friday through early Saturday on Lambert Road at Scott Avenue, Whittier police Lt. Randy Inman said.
A total of 913 drivers were screened, he said.
Three drivers were cited for driving on suspended licenses, and two were cited for being unlicensed, the lieutenant said.
Fifteen other drivers received tickets for various misdemeanor violations, he said, and two people were taken to jail because of pre-existing warrants.
Two drivers were given field sobriety tests due to suspicion of drunken driving, however neither was ultimately arrested, Inman said.
The three drivers cited for driving on suspended licenses had their cars impounded for 30 days, police said.

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