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September 7, 2012
A 39-year-old motorist was arrested this week after a Glendale police officer saw him allegedly crash into a parked car, flee the area, and then drive onto a sidewalk when he was ordered to stop. The motorist, Garo Kalindjian, reportedly admitted on Tuesday to taking Suboxone, a pill used to treat opiate addiction, before colliding, according to Glendale police reports. Kalindjian was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, police said. The officer was driving about 11:29 p.m. on the 1700 block of Broadview Drive when he saw Kalindjian driving toward him and close to the curb, police said.
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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
August 6, 2012
Eight motorists were arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a sobriety checkpoint in South Glendale, officials said. Of the eight motorists arrested for DUI at the grant-funded checkpoint on Los Feliz Boulevard and Gardena Avenue, five were for drugs and three were for alcohol, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Rich Phillips. Officers also arrested reputed gang member and parolee Ricardo Bojorquez, 23, of San Pedro who was allegedly hiding a loaded .38 handgun in his vehicle's dashboard, according to Glendale police reports.
NEWS
July 10, 2012
A 19-year-old Glendale man was arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana after police found a scale and several containers of the drug inside his car, officials said. Police were patrolling about 8:36 p.m. Saturday in a secluded area in the 3400 block of Stancrest Drive, where they often find narcotics and illegal sex activity, according to Glendale police reports. Officers approached the man, Jordan Whaley, as he sat alone in his parked car, police said. He told police that he got lost while heading home, but they could smell “a strong odor of fresh marijuana,” according to reports.
NEWS
June 12, 2012
This post has been updated, see below for details. Glendale police arrested a 17-year-old motorist Tuesday morning after she was allegedly caught driving 80 mph on a city street - and putting down 100-feet worth of skid marks when she tried to stop at a red light, officials said. The motorist, whose name wasn't immediately available, was speeding in her Mercedes just after 8 a.m. on Broadway when she was spotted by a police officer, who tried to catch up with her, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
THE818NOW
May 16, 2012
Californians are increasingly talking or sending text messages on their cellphone while driving, a new study has found. A statewide survey showed 10.8% of drivers use mobile devices at any given daylight time, an increase from 7.3% a year ago, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The largest increase was among 16 to 25 year olds, whose use doubled from 9% to 18%. “These results are disturbing, but not entirely unforeseen,” OTS Director Christopher J. Murphy said in a news release.
NEWS
April 16, 2012
Six motorists were arrested Friday during a Glendale police operation targeting intoxicated drivers, officials said. The DUI operation throughout the city resulted in police stopping 61 vehicles. Four motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving while two were arrested in connection with driving under the influence of drugs, police said. Police issued six infractions and arrested one motorist in connection with driving without a valid license. Police arrested one person on suspicion of possessing narcotics.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 9, 2012
A 25-year-old Glendale motorist is free on bail following a fiery crash Saturday night that shut down the Ventura (134) Freeway for hours, police said. Prosecutors have yet to file charges against the motorist, Hakop Maghakyan, who was taken into custody about 1:45 a.m. Sunday by Glendale police. California Highway Patrol officials said Maghakyan was drunk and speeding when his car crashed into a tanker full of gasoline near the Golden State (5) Freeway. Maghakyan was released about noon the same day after posting a $5,000 bail.
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