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April 3, 2012
Glendale police are searching for a motorist who fled this morning when officers attempted a traffic stop,  officials said. The motorist, who was driving a Lexus, led police on a short pursuit on the Ventura (134) Freeway and exited near ABC-TV studios in the San Fernando Road corridor, police said. The motorist and possibly one or more passengers exited the Lexus and ran into the Verdugo Wash, near Circle Seven Drive, police said. Police have established a perimeter in the area in search of the motorist.
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NEWS
April 2, 2012
Eight people were arrested Friday during a police operation focused on looking for motorists driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, officials said. Glendale police officers arrested six motorists on suspicion of drunk driving, while the remaining two drivers were taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs , according to Glendale police reports. Police stopped 48 vehicles as they roamed the city in search of DUI drivers, performed 12 field sobriety tests and impounded five vehicles during the operation.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 13, 2012
Glendale police will no longerissue citations for red-light violations caught by cameras set up at four intersections throughout the city, officials said. The decision, which took effect Feb. 24, was made because the program had become a burden on resources, and police needed the officer assigned to reviewing violations out in the field, officials said. In short, the nearly 4-year-old red-light camera program became “cumbersome” and not “the best use of our resources,” Capt.
NEWS
March 9, 2012
A Glendale police patrol car was badly damaged Friday morning when a motorist drove through a red light at the intersection of Brand Boulevard and California Avenue, police said. No one was seriously injured in the crash, but the motorist complained of dizziness, and the officer also had minor knee aches, police said. They were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The patrol car was stopped for a red light at about 6:27 a.m. eastbound on California Avenue at Brand Boulevard when the light turned green, according to Glendale police reports.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 6, 2012
Five people were hurt Saturday when an 18-year-old motorist crashed and pinned at least two pedestrians against the former Borders building, officials said. Two of the five people were listed in stable condition Monday at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where one was being treated for fractures, and the other for a non-life-threatening head injury, said Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Greg Godfrey. Paramedics transported two other victims to Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where they were treated for minor injuries, he added.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 3, 2012
Five motorists were arrested Saturday during an anti-drunk driving task force in Glendale, police said. Police stopped 138 vehicles during their specialized patrols and performed 12 field sobriety tests on drivers, according to Sgt. Michael Glassick. Two vehicles were impounded during the operation. Five motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol as part of the police taskforce, he added. Another three people were arrested in connection with driving without a valid license, driving on a suspended or revoked license and an outstanding warrant, Glassick said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 27, 2011
A 65-year-old motorist was hospitalized this weekend after he allegedly crashed into four vehicles and led police on a pursuit while driving intoxicated throughout the city. The motorist, Thomas O'Kelly, was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with internal injuries after finally stopping his blue Kia when he sideswiped a vehicle and rear-ended two others, according to Glendale Police reports. Police said O'Kelly didn't possess a valid California driver's license, but had a license from Washington state, where he was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | June 28, 2011
CITY HALL — City transportation commissioners this week approved a slate of speed humps requested by residents fed up with motorists speeding through their streets. Residents from three Glendale neighborhoods had petitioned for the speed humps, which they hoped would improve dangerous conditions. “There are people going down that street going 65 mph,” Montrose Avenue resident George Anderson told the Glendale Transportation and Parking Commission on Monday. “We have children playing there …We have to stop this because some kid is going to get run over and killed.” Commissioners approved four speed humps on Montrose Avenue between New York and Pennsylvania avenues, three speed humps on Allen Avenue between Victory Boulevard and Lake Street and two speed humps on Cleveland Road between Glenoaks Boulevard and Zook Drive.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 23, 2011
GLENDALE - Police officers issued more than 150 citations to speeding motorists and distracted drivers as they fanned across Glendale's busiest thoroughfares in the past week. Officers cited 94 motorists for speeding and 78 drivers for talking on cell phones or texting while driving on city streets, Police Sgt. Dennis Smith said. Grant-funded speed enforcements typically yield 70 to 80 citations, Smith said. “It was a little higher than normal,” he said. Police are likely to see more speeders this summer, especially at night, he added.
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