A total of 1,535 drivers were screened at a checkpoint in Malibu Thursday night and I was one of them.
I handed my license to the deputy as he leaned over poking his head into my window asking, “Good evening mam. Have you been drinking tonight?” I’ve got to say it felt really good when I replied, “Not a drop sir.” Handing me my license back he replied, “Now that is a good answer.”
One person was arrested on suspicion of illegal narcotics possession and another on
suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Two others were jailed for
outstanding traffic warrants, four for driving on a suspended or revoked
license and 14 for driving without a license, reported City New Service.
Nearly two dozen people were arrested at a DUI/license
checkpoint in Malibu operated by the sheriff’s department, which also impounded
several vehicles during the operation that ended this morning.
The checkpoint was held from 7 p.m. Thursday to 3 this morning on
Pacific Coast Highway, according to Detective Mike Ranes of the Malibu/Lost
Hills sheriff’s station.
One vehicle was ordered stored for a day and two vehicles were impounded
for 30 days, the detective said.
So in the spirit of giving and safer freeways Metro will be free on Christmas Eve and on
New Years’ Eve too.
Christmas Eve (Tues, Dec 24): Weekday Schedule
All lines will operate.
Metro is FREE to ride from 9pm Dec 24th thru 2am Dec 25th.
Fare gates will be unlatched during this time.
Please note Metro Rail will close at its normal time around midnight.
New Year’s Eve: Overnight 24-Hr Rail, Orange, Silver Line Service + Free Fare (9pm-2am Only)
New Year’s Eve (Tues, Dec 31): Weekday Schedule w/ Special Overnight Service
All lines will operate.
Metro Red, Purple, Blue, Expo, Green, Gold, Orange & Silver* Lines will then run special OVERNIGHT 24-HOUR SERVICE every 20 minutes until beginning of service on New Year’s Day Jan 1st (*Silver Line will run every 60 minutes). This is in addition to bus lines which normally run late night owl service.
Metro is FREE to ride from 9pm Dec 31st thru 2am Jan 1st.
Fare-gates will be unlatched during this time.
- Downtown Long Beach (formerly Transit Mall) will be closed from 7pm Dec 31st thru 3am Jan 1st due to a special event.
As a result, Blue Line will run modified service in Long Beach during this time.
- Red Line will run with 6-car, full platform trains due to special events at Civic Center/Grand Park and Universal/Studio City.
- Several Metro bus lines in Pasadena along the Rose Parade route will be detoured as streets closures take effect from 7pm through the end of the service day.