No DUI Arrests at Burbank Police Checkpoint Saturday Night

Burbank Police Officers work a recent DUI Checkpoint. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
This driver is getting the field sobriety test during Saturday's DUI checkpoint. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

On Saturday, June 2, 2012, the Burbank Police Department Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI Checkpoint on Hollywood Way north of Winona Avenue in the City of Burbank. A grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funded the checkpoint.

The checkpoint was operational from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., and resulted in the following actions:

859 vehicles passed through the checkpoint 859 drivers were screened for signs of driving under the influence 4 drivers were detained for the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

0 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence

7 citations were issued to unlicensed drivers

1 citation was issued for driving with a suspended license

1 misdemeanor arrest for a warrant

1 citation were issued for driving infractions

0 vehicles were impounded

The purpose of this operation was to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence, to serve as a deterrent to driving while impaired, and to reduce the number of persons killed or seriously injured in alcohol-related traffic collisions.