The Glendale Police Dept. Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Brand Boulevard and Cerritos Avenue between the hours of 7 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
DUI/driver’s license checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.
DUI Checkpoint results:
1073 Vehicles through the checkpoint and stopped
50 Vehicles screened
8 Field Sobriety Tests
3 Vehicles towed
2 DUI Alcohol arrests
3 Suspended CDL arrests
16 Unlicensed driver arrests
1 Driver w/ marijuana in vehicle
5 Miscellaneous citations
The Glendale Police Dept. will be conducting another DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Sept. 4 in its ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon local streets and highways.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.