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NEWS
September 3, 2013
Seven motorists were arrested Saturday night during saturation patrols focused on drunk driving in the city, police said. Of the seven motorists arrested, five were taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and two others allegedly used drugs, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Richard Phillips. The latest patrols were part of an 18-day countywide crackdown on motorists who were driving while intoxicated. Law enforcement agencies sought DUI drivers during routine and saturation patrols as well as DUI checkpoints.
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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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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 8, 2013
Five people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence as part of a multi-agency saturation patrol during the holiday weekend, police said. Fourteen officers from the California Highway Patrol and Glendale, Burbank and San Fernando police departments took part in the operation. Officers stopped four motorists on suspicion of drunk driving and another for allegedly being under the influence of marijuana and the prescription drug Xanax. Motorists had the option of measuring their blood alcohol level by blowing into a breathalyzer or having their blood drawn by a phlebotomist who was on site with police.
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 “is a real problem, not just in Glendale, but throughout the county,” Glendale Police Lt. Steve Robertson said.
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.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 23, 2013
Police plan to step up enforcement activities Friday against motorists using their cell phones while driving. The plan follows last month's distracted-driving crackdown in which more than 400 citations were issued. Officers assigned to the enforcement operation, which is being funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, will be focused that day on looking only for distracted drivers, Glendale Police Sgt. Harout Bouzikian said. In April, officers cited 425 motorists for holding their cell phones while behind the wheel, he said.
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.
NEWS
May 6, 2013
A 43-year-old mother and her 6-year-old son were injured Monday morning after a motorist struck them in a crosswalk, police said. The mother and her son were walking north on Victory Boulevard about 7:58 a.m. when they were struck by the 52-year-old motorist at Western Avenue, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Harley Wing. The motorist, who stopped at the scene, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Wing added. The mother briefly lost consciousness and suffered a cut to her head, he said.
NEWS
April 23, 2013
Six motorists were arrested Saturday night during a sobriety checkpoint in South Glendale, police said. Of the six motorists arrested, five were for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, according to Glendale police. The sixth arrest was on suspicion of drunk driving. More than 1,600 vehicles drove through the checkpoint at Los Feliz Road and Gardena Avenue. Police screened 73 vehicles and directed 26 field sobriety tests on motorists. Officers made additional arrests in connection with narcotics use, outstanding warrants and driver's license violations, police said.
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