For first time, DUI checkpoint nets no drunk drivers

For the first time, a sobriety checkpoint carried out in Glendale ended without the arrest of a single drunk driver, police said.

The DUI checkpoint was held from 6 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Sunday on Glenoaks Boulevard between Justin and Sonora avenues, said Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

She said of the 1,218 cars that passed through, 1,157 were stopped. Seven field sobriety tests were administered and it was determined that no one was driving drunk or under the influence of drugs, she said.

It’s the first time no one under the influence was arrested since Glendale started conducting sobriety checkpoints, Lightfoot said.

She attributed the statistic to the fact that more people are educated about the dangers of drunk driving.

However, four motorists were arrested for driving without a license, Lightfoot said, and four moving and three nonmoving violations were issued.

A checkpoint in early June netted one alleged drunk driver, while three other motorists were booked on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs.


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