Police will run DUI checkpoint this weekend

Burbank police will hold a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night at an undisclosed location, authorities said.

From 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, police will be screening motorists at a Burbank intersection looking for signs of intoxication.

The effort is funded by a $32,400 grant awarded to the department by the California Office of Traffic Safety in October in an effort to prevent deaths and injuries on city roadways, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn in a statement.

Year-to-date in Burbank, there have been 522 DUI arrests, up from 386 arrests during the same period last year, said Burbank Police Lt. Jay Hawver.

However, alcohol- or drug-related collisions are down from last year, which officials attribute to community education efforts and stepped-up enforcement.

There have been 67 alcohol- or drug-related collisions so far this year, down from 107 crashes during the same period last year, Hawver said.

In August, a sobriety checkpoint in Burbank yielded four arrests — three for driving under the influence — and 11 citations, police reported.

Police screened 1,262 motorists passing through the checkpoint, which was held at the intersection of Olive Avenue and Kenwood Street.


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