Police to conduct checkpoint this weekend

Glendale police will be on the lookout for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs during a sobriety checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed intersection.

The checkpoint will be held from 6 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Sunday and is being funded with a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed one life, but have resulted in 62 injury crashes, harming 86 of our friends and neighbors and 1,867 drunk driving arrests have been made,” Glendale Police Sgt. Craig Tweedy said regarding local statistics.

The last sobriety checkpoint over the July 4 holiday netted three drunk driving arrests, police said.

Officers will also be on the lookout for unlicensed drivers.

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