On Saturday, August 22, 2015, 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.
The checkpoint was operational from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., with the Burbank Police Department releasing the following stats:
847 vehicles passed through the checkpoint,
764 drivers were screened for signs of driving under the influence, nine of those drivers were detained for the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests While no drivers were arrested for DUI, three drivers were arrested for outstanding warrants.
In addition, six citations were issued to unlicensed drivers while two citations were issued for driving with a suspended license.
There were also three citations were issued for possession of marijuana while
13 warnings were issued
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.