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Glendale police to conduct DUI checkpoint Saturday night

January 18, 2013

Glendale police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night at an undisclosed location in the city.

Officers will also be looking for motorists who are driving without a valid license during the checkpoint, which will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

In December, police conducted a checkpoint at Los Feliz Boulevard and Gardena Avenue, where they arrested three motorists on suspicion of DUI and five others for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs.

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More than 1,600 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, where another six motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving without a valid license.

The checkpoints are being funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Fees for being arrested for DUI can exceed $10,000, police warned.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Follow Veronica Rocha on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA.

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