DUI Checkpoint Nets 8 Arrests

Glendale Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on August 29, 2014, at Brand Boulevard and Vassar Street between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 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 $6.00 for every $1.00 spent. Ninety percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

Checkpoint results:

1,703 Vehicles passed through the checkpoint

856 Vehicles were stopped and screened

5 DUI alcohol arrests

3 DUI drug arrests

4 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed

1 Driver cited/arrested for operating a vehicle on a suspended license

1 Criminal misdemeanor

1 Outside warrant

3 Moving violations

Glendale Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on September 12, 2014 in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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