DUI Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests
Glendale, Calif. – The Glendale Police Department arrested two DUI drivers who were found under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs during a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday January 31, 2020. The checkpoint was conducted on San Fernando Rd. near Palmer Ave between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
In addition, ten drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, six citations were issued, and six vehicles were towed. Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
The Glendale Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.
The Glendale Police Department will be conducting additional DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint and/or DUI Saturation Patrol operations in the coming months in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.
Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.