For Immediate Release
Tahnee Lightfoot, Public Information Officer 818-548-3140 (office) 818-967-7088 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
Glendale, CA – The Glendale Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on August 22, 2015, at Brand Blvd / Cerritos Ave between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 1:00 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.
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 Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on September 4, 2015, 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. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!
The City of Glendale is ranked one of the safest cities in the United States. With a population over 196,000, Glendale is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culturally diverse, and offers limitless opportunities. It is the home to a vibrant business community, with major companies in healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, retail and banking.
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