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Two arrested, eight towed, 11 cited at AV checkpoint

APPLE VALLEY • Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence, eight vehicles were towed and 11 citations were issued during an eight-hour-long safety checkpoint conducted in Apple Valley, officials said Friday.

From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday night, Apple Valley citizen volunteers and explorers conducted a traffic checkpoint on Navajo Road, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department press release.

A total of 463 vehicles passed through the checkpoint during that period, and two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. Eight vehicles were towed for a variety of reasons such as suspended drivers’ licenses, expired vehicle registration and driving under the influence, according to the release.

Deputies also cited 11 drivers for vehicle code violations, including suspended drivers’ licenses, expired vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

Thursday’s checkpoint was part of a series of planned checkpoints funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The checkpoints are conducted at locations with the greatest opportunity for drunk and drugged driving deterrence, according to the release.

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