Three Arrested For DUI at Burbank Police Checkpoint


The Burbank Police Departments held a Sobriety check point at Glenoaks Blvd. and Valencia this past weekend and the driver of this VW, thought he was on Ventura Blvd, and when asked to blow into a breathalyzer the results were double of the legal limit. He was arrested and his car was impounded, the two beers were taken for evidence (below).  (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

On Friday, the Burbank Police Department Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI Checkpoint at Glenoaks Boulevard and Valencia Avenue 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 9:30 p.m. to 2:15 a.m., and resulted in the following actions:

• 1194 vehicles passed through the checkpoint
• 1182 drivers were screened for signs of driving under the influence
• 13 drivers were detained for the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
• 3 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence
• 1 citation was issued to an unlicensed driver
• 1 misdemeanor citation was issued for having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle
• 6 citations were issued for driving infractions
• 4 vehicles were 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. The Burbank Police Department remains committed to making Burbank a safer place to live and work.

Photo By Ross A. Benson