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Glendale police arrest 10 motorists during DUI checkpoint

July 16, 2012

Ten motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during a sobriety checkpoint in Glendale on Friday, police said.

Of the 10 arrests, nine were for driving while drunk, the other was drug related, according to Sgt. Richard Phillips. During the checkpoint on Brand Boulevard and Milford Street, officers conducted 25 field sobriety tests.

In total, police stopped 679 vehicles and screened 97 cars, according to Phillips. Eight vehicles were towed.

Another three motorists were arrested for other driving violations, Phillips said.

At least 20 motorists were arrested earlier this month during separate operations aimed at reducing the number of DUIs on the roadways.

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-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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