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DEPUTIES ARREST WOMAN DURING CHECKPOINT EFFORT 20 OTHER MOTORISTS ALSO LACKED LICENSE.

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LANCASTER -- An unlicensed motorist was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and 20 other unlicensed drivers had their vehicles impounded at a checkpoint operated by sheriff's deputies for five hours Thursday night in downtown Lancaster. The woman who was arrested tried to avoid going through the checkpoint on Avenue I at Date Avenue, but was stopped by a motorcycle officer, a deputy said.

``She drove up to the checkpoint and tried to avoid the checkpoint and we stopped her,'' Deputy Jon White said.

The woman, whose name was not immediately released, had no license, he added. Her car was towed away, as were the vehicles of 20 other motorists who drove into the checkpoint and were found to have no licenses.

One motorist was given a sobriety test at the checkpoint but was determined not to be drunk. Nine motorists were ticketed for miscellaneous traffic violations in an around the checkpoint. In all, more than 500 vehicles were checked between 7 p.m. and midnight Thursday, officials said.
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Date:Sep 16, 2006
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