One Arrested for DUI at Burbank Checkpoint Saturday Night

By On August 20, 2012

On Saturday, August 18, 2012, the Burbank Police Department Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI Checkpoint on Olive Avenue west of Lake Street in the City of Burbank. A grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funded the checkpoint.

Burbank Police give this driver some literature about the purpose of their DUI check point Saturday evening. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The checkpoint was operational from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., and resulted in the
following actions:

936 vehicles passed through the checkpoint
926 drivers were screened for signs of driving under the influence
7 drivers were detained for the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
1 driver was arrested for driving under the influence
3 citations were issued to unlicensed drivers
0 citations issued for driving with a suspended license
1 vehicle was 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.

Burbank Police Officers work a DUI Checkpoint Saturday evening on Olive Avenue near Lake St. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)