| Officers from the Glendale Police Department, San Marino Police Department, San Fernando Police Department, South Pasadena Police Department and Burbank Police Department will be deploying on Monday, March 17, 2014 as part of the Avoid 100 Campaign. The purpose is to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on St. Patrick’s Day in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.
In California, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths in 2011 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have resulted in 47 injury crashes, harming 28 of our friends and neighbors.
DUI can impact the economy, in addition to the pain and suffering of those immediately affected. Conservatively, a fatality has a $1.4 million impact, an injury accident has a $70,000.00 impact, and a crash that only damages property averages nearly $9,000.00.
“California’s roadways are very much safer today than they were just a few years ago,” said Sgt. Harout Bouzikian. “The Glendale Police Department and its Avoid 100 partners will be keeping the pressure on through enforcement and public awareness so that we can continue saving lives and preventing injuries.”
Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“Report Drunk Drivers! Call 9-1-1!”