Glendale police make arrests at DUI checkpoint

A DUI saturation patrol and sobriety checkpoint over the Memorial Day weekend yielded the arrests of 11 people suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to Glendale police.

More than 1,700 people passed through the Saturday checkpoint at Los Feliz Boulevard and Gardena Avenue and 1,119 of them were stopped, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.

Two motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, two were taken into custody for getting behind the wheel while allegedly high on drugs and two more for drivers who were both drunk and high, Lorenz said.

Also, 16 people were arrested for driving without a license, another had an outstanding warrant and one suspect was wanted for identity theft, he said.

During the saturation patrol — which took place in Burbank, Glendale and San Marino — 70 vehicles were stopped and 15 sobriety tests were administered, Lorenz said.

Two people were arrested for alleged drunk driving, one driver was allegedly being high on drugs and another two individuals were arrested on suspicion of being both drunk and high, he said.

In addition, one person was arrested for being an alleged unlicensed driver.


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