One Driver Arrested at DUI Checkpoint

By On September 2, 2014

Last Saturday, August 30, the Burbank Police Department Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI Checkpoint on Olive Avenue at 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.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(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:

  • 823 vehicles passed through the checkpoint
  • 823 drivers were screened for signs of driving under the influence
  • 4 drivers were detained for the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • 1 driver was arrested for driving under the influence
  • 1 driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant
  • 9 citations were issued to unlicensed drivers
  • 1 citation was issued for driving with a suspended license
  • 2 vehicles were impounded
  • 25 warnings were issued
    (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

    (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

    (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

    (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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.