Sobriety checkpoint nets four arrests, 11 citations in Burbank

A sobriety checkpoint in Burbank yielded four arrests and 11 citations Saturday night, police reported.

Police screened 1,262 motorists passing through Olive Avenue and Kenwood Street between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. for signs of intoxication.

Eleven drivers were detained for field sobriety tests, and three were arrested for driving under the influence. A fourth arrest was made after police discovered a motorist with outstanding warrants.

Ten citations were reportedly issued to unlicensed drivers, and one to a motorist who was driving with a suspended license.

The Burbank Police Department last year received a $31,500 grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety to conduct sobriety checkpoints through September.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian,

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