Burbank, Glendale Police Combine on DUI Checkpoint in Glendale

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

DUI Checkpoint Turns Out To Be ‘Not A Bust’ After All

Despite the fact that no one was arrested for drunk driving at the Burbank and Glendale Police Departments’ joint DUI Checkpoint on Saturday night, the special enforcement operation is still considered a success.

The checkpoint was held on Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale, just south of Alameda Ave., between 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday.   During the operation, 1,051 vehicles heading north on Glenoaks Blvd. passed through the checkpoint. 1,021 drivers were screened for signs of driving under the influence.  Of those, six were detained and given a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.  No one was arrest for driving under the influence.

One driver was issued a citation for driving while unlicensed, and another was cited for a traffic infraction.   No vehicles were impounded.

The purpose of the 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 alchol-releated traffic collisions, according to the police department.

“The Burbank Police Department remains committed to making Burbank a safer place to live and work,” according to Lt. Jay Hawver, who heads up the department’s traffic bureau.