As they say, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it and that may just be the case for a man who Burbank police say was arrested at their DUI Checkpoint on Glenoaks two months ago and was again taken into custody for a potential DUI and felony hit and run Tuesday night.
Police were called near the intersection of Van Owen and Buena Vista Tuesday night around 10:45 p.m. for a reported traffic accident with injuries and a vehicle into a structure. Upon arrival, they found one car was struck and sitting in the middle of the street with the second vehicle fleeing the scene. The suspect’s vehicle lost its front bumper and license plate a block from the scene after driving up over the curb and striking a brick wall.
Police picked up a trail of liquid from the hit and run vehicle but soon lost it a couple of blocks from the accident. Witnesses also gave police a description of the vehicle and driver and it was soon revealed that the same vehicle had been stopped and impounded for a possible DUI at the Burbank police checkpoint held in December at Glenoaks and San Jose.
After searching for the vehicle for about 30 minutes, Burbank’s K-9 unit came across the car at Victory and Tujunga. The witness was transported to the scene who was able to make an identification for the officers who once again placed the man under arrest and once again impounded his Honda.
The DUI Checkpoint in December netted one arrest and impounded one car. Our original story: https://myburbank.com/?p=41270
I don’t think DUI checkpoints are helpful but rather serve as a net for unlicensed drivers instead. I prefer more enforcement from 10 PM to 2 AM.
Most people don’t know – but you can call 911 if you see a drunk driver. It’s perfectly acceptable use of the 911 system.
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