DUI Checkpoint on Friday Night, Jan. 31

Glendale Police Dept. will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Jan. 31  at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.
DUI checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.
Glendale Police Dept. reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Those who take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label,  might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. In 2018, Glendale Police Dept. investigated 12 DUI collisions which resulted in 15 injuries.
Glendale Police Dept. offers these reminders to ensure everyone has a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:
 Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
 See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
 Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
 Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.
Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Glendale Police Dept. by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.