Drive Safely this Memorial Weekend

As part of the Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force, the Glendale, Burbank and San Marino police departments will be conducting DUI roving saturation patrols. A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint will also be conducted with Burbank, Pasadena, San Marino, Los Angeles police departments and the California Highway Patrol at an undisclosed location within the Glendale city limits during the Memorial Weekend.

• Roving DUI saturation patrols will be deploying on Friday, May 23, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

• A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint is scheduled on Saturday, May 24, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed one life and resulted in 61 injury crashes, harming 87 friends and family in the City of Glendale. In California, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Alcohol- and drug-impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities, with 29% of all deaths caused by a drunk driver.

The Glendale Police Dept. reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. Those who are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or are out on the town, are reminded to plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI and drug-impaired arrest can cost up to $10,000 or more, including time in jail, the loss of a driver’s license and an increase in insurance rates.