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NEWS
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. Eleven motorists were arrested during the operations in connection with driver's license violations.
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NEWS
June 21, 2013
Glendale police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint overnight Saturday at an undisclosed location in the city. The grant-funded checkpoint will operate from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. and is the second such operation this month in Glendale. Officers will be keeping an eye out for motorists who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and check to make sure they have a valid driver's license. The checkpoint's location is selected based on the highest number of collisions and DUI-related arrests in a certain area, according to the Glendale Police Department.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | July 16, 2008
GLENDALE — Police plan to conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in August, following an operation on Saturday that resulted in arrests and towed vehicles. Police arrested two motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and towed eight vehicles during the Saturday checkpoint from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Colorado and Campus streets, Glendale police Sgt. Dennis Smith said. With the success of Saturday’s checkpoint and others in the past, Smith said the Police Department on Aug. 16 will conduct another sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | October 16, 2008
GLENDALE — The police department will get a $26,045 grant to help pay officers working overtime to conduct additional seat belt enforcement in the city. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a grant that will allow the Glendale Police Department’s Traffic Bureau officers to operate extra enforcement checkpoints, where they will be looking for motorists and vehicle passengers who are not wearing seat belts. “Our goal is improving traffic safety,” said Glendale Police Lt. Carl Povilaitis.
NEWS
February 6, 2001
Kahtan Bayati Prophet Muhammad told his followers 1500 years ago to seek knowledge, even if it were in China. Today's traffic engineers use cameras to enforce traffic control by imposing penalties on violators who run red lights. The video cameras take a picture and municipalities mail the citations to owners of the vehicles. This type of enforcement is a violation of one's civil rights and unnecessary invasion of motorists' privacy. About a thousand fatalities occur a year at signalized intersection and many thousands of personal injuries, raising social cost enormously.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 4, 2010
To the drivers who may pass an overturned car on Verdugo Road near Glendale Community College: Don't worry, it's supposed to be there. The wrecked display — set up on Friday — is part of a public safety campaign by Glendale police to draw attention to the potentially disastrous effects of distracted driving. Similar displays were mounted last month at two locations on Glenoaks Boulevard, where motorists are known to exceed the speed limit. After the displays were set up, police noticed the number of collisions dropped from three per week to zero, officials said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 5, 2013
Police plan to patrol Glendale in search of motorists who may be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol this Fourth of July holiday weekend. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Altadena station, as well as Glendale, Burbank and San Fernando police departments, will be patrolling on Saturday as part of a countywide effort this holiday weekend to prevent DUI-related traffic collisions. Drunk driving β€œis a real problem, not just in Glendale, but throughout the county,” Glendale Police Lt. Steve Robertson said.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | August 1, 2008
GLENDALE — Police and city officials on Thursday backed a proposed bill that would add another point to the driving records of motorists who are leaning a little too heavily on the gas pedal. Motorists caught driving 26 mph or more above a posted speed limit would get two points on their records if Assembly Bill 2669 passes through the Senate, Assemblyman Paul Krekorian said at a news conference at the Glendale Police Station. Under current California law, motorists caught speeding are penalized a point on their driving records.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | December 30, 2008
GLENDALE ? California residents will have to adhere to several new laws starting Jan. 1 that would change some motorists? habits on the road and place stricter punishments on repeat drunk driving offenders. Motorists will be forbidden effective Jan. 1 to write, send or read text messages and e-mails on electronic wireless communication devices, such as cellphones and laptop computers, while driving on the road. First-time violators will receive a fine of at least $20 for texting while driving and subsequent violations will be at least $50, said Fran Clader, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman.
NEWS
April 14, 2006
Motorists will have access day or night to replacing lost or stolen high-tech electronic vehicle keys under a bill sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California scheduled to receive its first legislative committee hearing on April 18. Senate Bill 1542, authored by State Sen. Carole Migden, is scheduled to be heard before the Senate Transportation Committee on April 18. The bill requires the establishment of a safe, secure method for...
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