Update: Train delays while Glendale police respond to car stuck on tracks, suspect DUI

Update 3:40 p.m.: A southbound Union Pacific freight train was stopped while police officials worked to remove a vehicle that became stuck on train tracks in Glendale early Saturday morning and its driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, according to police. 

Glendale police officers on patrol observed a vehicle stuck on the tracks at Broadway and Brazil Street, near San Fernando Road, at 1:48 a.m., said Sgt. Mark Hess. 

Police put out the call to slow or halt train traffic in the area until a tow truck was able to remove the vehicle at 2:10 a.m., Hess said.  

A description of the vehicle and the name of the driver, who was taken to Glendale City Jail, were not immediately available. 

Jeff Lustgarten, a spokesman for Metrolink, said there were no commuter trains passing through Glendale between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, so service wasn’t impacted. 

There were also no impacts to Amtrak service, spokesman Craig Schulz said. 

The incident delayed a southbound Union Pacific freight train, which was a long distance away but stopped until the car was removed, Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said. 

-- Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com

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