Five arrested at DUI checkpoint over weekend

Five motorists were arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol during a sobriety checkpoint in the city, police said.
Of the more than 1,100 vehicles that drove through the checkpoint at Brand Boulevard and Milford Street, 722 were stopped and 80 were screened, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Richard Phillips.
Police arrested three motorists on suspicion of drunk driving and two drivers for allegedly using drugs and driving, he added.
Also, a motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license while 10 other drivers were cited for traffic infractions. Five vehicles were towed during the checkpoint, which was held from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Officers also made two arrests for alleged narcotics-related offenses.
The checkpoints are funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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