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June 11, 2012
Three motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol Friday during a checkpoint in North Glendale, police said. Of the 588 vehicles processed through the grant-funded checkpoint at Pennsylvania Avenue and Montrose Avenue , 20 field sobriety tests were administered, resulting in the arrests , according to Glendale police. Two motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, while a third motorist was arrested in connection with driving under the influence of drugs, according to police.
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.
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By Veronica Rocha | August 19, 2008
GLENDALE — A weekend sobriety checkpoint at San Fernando Road and Palmer Avenue resulted in 12 motorists being arrested. Two motorists were nabbed for drunken driving and driving under the influence of marijuana, Glendale police Sgt. Dennis Smith said. Police conducted 12 field-sobriety tests on motorists during the checkpoint between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m Sunday, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. “A lot of people don’t realize [marijuana] could have the same effect as alcohol,” Smith said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 23, 2011
GLENDALE — A 47-year-old cyclist was arrested Saturday after he allegedly crashed his bicycle into a car stopped at a red light, police said. Robert Rubio of Glendale had a .22 and .23 blood-alcohol level — nearly three times the legal limit of .08 — during field sobriety tests, according to Glendale police reports. Rubio was riding north on Brand Boulevard at Maple Street about 4:04 p.m. when he tried to pass a car idling at a red light, Sgt. Dennis Smith said. Rubio slammed into the back of the car, which sustained a small scratch, Smith said.
NEWS
November 21, 2011
Six motorists were arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a sobriety patrol operation, police said. Glendale and South Pasadena police officers scoured the city as part of the “Avoid the 100” crackdown on DUI drivers. They stopped 64 vehicles and directed 21 field sobriety tests, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Michael Glassick. A vehicle was impounded during the operation. Another two drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving without a valid license, he said.
NEWS
July 1, 2011
Holiday revelers should think twice this Fourth of July weekend before getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. Police in the Los Angeles region planned to crack down on drunk drivers through the holiday weekend starting Friday. Glendale and Burbank police officers were set to participate in a regional sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrols. California Highway Patrol officers will also be out in force on local highways and roads. -Veronica Rocha    
NEWS
By: | September 2, 2005
Local police captain to lead UCI force Capt. Paul Henisey, a 29-year veteran of the Newport Beach Police Department, will retire Monday to take on a new role as chief of police at UC Irvine. "It'll be different from the standpoint that it's an academic environment," Henisey said. Henisey began testing for the job in May and was notified in early August that he had been chosen for the position. He will be sworn in at a ceremony held Tuesday at the university.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | May 31, 2010
GLENDALE — Police arrested six motorists in connection on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the first half of Memorial Day weekend. One motorist arrested Friday was under the influence of cocaine, Glendale Police Sgt. Dennis Smith said. "[Drug Recognition Enforcement] officers in training worked fast in identifying the driver," he said. "They were able to spot him right way." The weekend operations were aimed at getting intoxicated drivers off the streets and educating motorists about drunk driving, police said.
NEWS
August 31, 2004
Sobriety checkpoint nets 17 arrests GLENDALE -- Four motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and 13 drivers were arrested for driving without a license and other traffic violations during Glendale Police's checkpoint Saturday night. About 19 officers ran the drunken driving and license checkpoint at northbound Glendale Avenue just south of Doran Street, Lt. Don Meredith said. More than 1,900 drivers were screened during the four-hour checkpoint.
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August 19, 2013
Police arrested four motorists on suspicion of drunk driving Saturday during checkpoint in south Glendale. A fifth driver was also arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs at the checkpoint held at San Fernando Road and Palmer Avenue, according to Glendale police. Another 10 motorists were arrested for alleged driver's license violations. More than 700 vehicles drove through the checkpoint and were stopped, but only 97 were screened. Police oversaw 21 field sobriety tests and towed eight vehicles.
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NEWS
May 2, 2013
Glendale police plan to conduct a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint Saturday at an undisclosed location in the city. Officers will be monitoring motorists from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at the checkpoint to determine whether they are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police arrested six motorists on April 20 on suspicion of DUI during a checkpoint at Los Feliz Road and Gardena Avenue. They also conducted 26 field sobriety tests and towed nine vehicles. Another 14 motorists were arrested for driver's license violations.
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
June 11, 2012
Three motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol Friday during a checkpoint in North Glendale, police said. Of the 588 vehicles processed through the grant-funded checkpoint at Pennsylvania Avenue and Montrose Avenue , 20 field sobriety tests were administered, resulting in the arrests , according to Glendale police. Two motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, while a third motorist was arrested in connection with driving under the influence of drugs, according to police.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 15, 2011
The Glendale Police Department has been awarded a $126,250-grant to operate 12 sobriety checkpoints starting Friday through Sept. 4 next year. With Glendale on a strict budget, Police Traffic and Air Support Lt. Steve Robertson said the grant money “will allow us to staff these checkpoints without detracting from our other core traffic-related enforcement and education responsibilities, and without impacting the city's General Fund.” ...
NEWS
November 21, 2011
Six motorists were arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a sobriety patrol operation, police said. Glendale and South Pasadena police officers scoured the city as part of the “Avoid the 100” crackdown on DUI drivers. They stopped 64 vehicles and directed 21 field sobriety tests, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Michael Glassick. A vehicle was impounded during the operation. Another two drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving without a valid license, he said.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | August 30, 2011
The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Altadena on Friday, part of a regional crackdown on unsafe driving during the Labor Day weekend. The agency announced the checkpoint today, noting that the number of arrests and collisions involving drunk drivers typically increases during the summer months. Officers will also be checking for valid driver's licenses during the checkpoint. In a statement, CHP Capt. Steve Strull, the Altadena area commander, said the point of the announcement was to remind the public to designate a sober driver during the holiday weekend.
NEWS
July 1, 2011
Holiday revelers should think twice this Fourth of July weekend before getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. Police in the Los Angeles region planned to crack down on drunk drivers through the holiday weekend starting Friday. Glendale and Burbank police officers were set to participate in a regional sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrols. California Highway Patrol officers will also be out in force on local highways and roads. -Veronica Rocha    
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 23, 2011
GLENDALE — A 47-year-old cyclist was arrested Saturday after he allegedly crashed his bicycle into a car stopped at a red light, police said. Robert Rubio of Glendale had a .22 and .23 blood-alcohol level — nearly three times the legal limit of .08 — during field sobriety tests, according to Glendale police reports. Rubio was riding north on Brand Boulevard at Maple Street about 4:04 p.m. when he tried to pass a car idling at a red light, Sgt. Dennis Smith said. Rubio slammed into the back of the car, which sustained a small scratch, Smith said.
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