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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 6, 2012
More than half of the motorists arrested on Sunday in Glendale for alleged drunk driving attended a Super Bowl party, officials said. Of the nine motorists arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, six were attending or leaving a Super Bowl party, Sgt. Michael Glassick said. Two motorists were involved in minor traffic collisions, during which they crashed in a parking lot and into a mailbox, he added. No one was injured. One of the motorists had a .25-blood alcohol level, more than three times the legal limit, Glassick said.
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NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 11, 2010
A rash of pedestrian-involved collisions this week has again put a spotlight on one of the city's top public safety issues, which officials said will be dealt with through tougher enforcement and increased public education. A baby in a stroller, a middle school student and two seniors were struck this week by motorists while they were walking in Glendale crosswalks. "To be honest, I am devastated," Mayor Ara Najarian said. "I am so disappointed and so frustrated at the continued rash of pedestrian accidents we are experiencing.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 22, 2011
DOWNTOWN — The Windsor Road crosswalk is a dangerous path for businessman Barry Wishengrad and his employees who stroll it to conduct dealings between two Brand Boulevard car dealerships. Some of the flashing lights don’t work for the crosswalk, where it’s not uncommon for motorists to speed and not yield for pedestrians. “I have walked this crosswalk and almost been hit two dozen times and so have my employees,” said Wishengrad, general manager of Glendale Nissan and Infiniti.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | April 1, 2010
CENTRAL GLENDALE — The large furry rabbit walking between Central and Garfield avenues Wednesday was no hallucination, especially for drivers who failed to yield. For an hour and a half, Glendale Police Officer Tom Broadway donned the eye-catching costume during an enforcement sting aimed at educating motorists to yield for pedestrians walking along unmarked crosswalks. Police cited 24 motorists on suspicion of failing to yield to Broadway as he walked across Central.
NEWS
December 17, 2012
Nine motorists were arrested in Glendale Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a saturation patrol, police said. The Police Department had originally scheduled a sobriety checkpoint, but canceled the operation due to rain. Instead, police patrolled the city and looked for DUI motorists. Officers stopped 70 vehicles and conducted 21 field sobriety tests on motorists. Eight drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, while another was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, according to police Sgt. Richard Phillips.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 7, 2011
GLENDALE — One by one, Police Det. Ashraf Mankarios on Saturday blew his whistle and directed motorists who had been spotted using hand-held cellphones over to a growing line of cars. They too had been pulled over to find an officer and a ticket waiting. The vehicles were exiting the Ventura (134) Freeway on the South Glendale Avenue off-ramp where police had set up a enforcement operation, part of a growing effort to clamp down on distracted driving in Glendale. Most motorists immediately put down their phones when they saw the officer, but by then, it was too late.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 11, 2014
Five motorists were arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunk driving during a police checkpoint. Nearly 800 vehicles drove through the checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Brand Boulevard and Cerritos Avenue, but only 65 vehicles were screened, according to Glendale police. Police conducted 19 field sobriety tests and towed two vehicles during the grant-funded checkpoint aimed at decreasing deaths and injuries tied to motorists who were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
NEWS
August 20, 2012
Nine motorists were arrested Friday during a sobriety checkpoint in Glendale on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. Nearly 800 vehicles were stopped during the checkpoint on Central Avenue and Sanchez Drive, according to Glendale police. Of the vehicles stopped, police found four motorists were drunk driving while another five drivers were under the influence of drugs, according to Sgt. Rich Phillips. Officers conducted 30 field sobriety tests and towed eight vehicles.
NEWS
May 6, 2013
Six motorists were arrested Saturday during a sobriety checkpoint in South Glendale, police said. Of the six motorists, five were allegedly drunk driving while another was driving under the influence of drugs, according to Glendale police. More than 900 vehicles drove through the checkpoint at Brand Boulevard and Cerritos Avenue, where six vehicles were also towed. Police stopped 619 vehicles and conducted 20 field sobriety tests on motorists. Another 11 drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving without a valid license, police said.
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