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12 arrested in DUI-related operations over the weekend

August 26, 2013

Police arrested 12 motorists in Glendale over the weekend as part of an 18-day, countywide crackdown on impaired driving.

Six of the motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a checkpoint Friday at Brand Boulevard and Vassar Street, according to Glendale police.

The other six arrests were made Sunday in an operation aimed at drivers who have outstanding DUI-related warrants.

At the checkpoint on Friday, officers from Glendale, San Fernando, Pasadena, Los Angeles and the California Highway Patrol stopped more than 1,100 vehicles, but screened only 105.

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Eleven motorists were arrested during the operations in connection with driver’s license violations.

The high enforcement period has resulted in 1,373 arrests countywide —an increase of 115 from 2012 — since it began on Aug. 16, according the anti-DUI task force, known as Avoid the 100.

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

Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA

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