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DUI checkpoint to target impaired drivers in Glendale

August 23, 2013

Police will be looking for drunk drivers Friday night during a sobriety checkpoint in an undisclosed neighborhood in the city.

The checkpoint, which will be from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., is part of a countywide crackdown on motorists who are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“If people drive impaired or hammered, they are going to get nailed, “ Glendale Police Sgt. Harout Bouzikian said.

Glendale officers are coordinating the effort and will be joined by the California Highway Patrol and police departments from Pasadena, Los Angeles, Burbank and San Fernando.

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The DUI crackdown is part of an anti-drunk driving campaign, known as the “Avoid the 100.”

Law enforcement agencies participating in the campaign have made more than 750 DUI arrests since it began Aug. 16. The high enforcement period will continue until Sept. 2.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA.

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