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Three Drivers Behind Bars After Visiting Bars

khts_crime_genericThree drivers were arrested for driving under the influence at a checkpoint conducted by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station traffic unit.

The checkpoint was on Newhall Ranch Road at Grandview Drive and cars were screened from 6 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday morning.

A total of 802 cars went through the checkpoint and five drivers were checked for driving under the influence. Of those five, three were arrested.


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Seventeen citations were issued to drivers for either being unlicensed or having suspended licenses. Eleven vehicles were towed; seven of those vehicles were impounded with 30-day holds.