Glendale police plan DUI checkpoint for Friday

Police will conduct a six-hour sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint Friday at undisclosed neighborhood in Glendale, officials announced.

The checkpoint will run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., when police will interact with drivers to determine if they are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Officers will also make sure motorists are driving with valid licenses.

DUI motorists will likely be jailed, have their licenses suspended and could face a higher insurance fees, police said. Intoxicated driving must often enroll in DUI classes, pay fines and incur fees of more than $10,000.

More than 300 people were hurt in 67 serious DUI-related collisions in the Glendale area in the past three years, police said.

Officers have arrested 223 motorists on suspicion of DUI driving for the first two months this year, which is up by 107 from the same period last year, according to the Police Department’s monthly crime statistics.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA

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