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Glendale Police Department plan Saturation and DUI Patrols in February and March

Post Date:02/24/2017 2:03 PM

Tahnee Lightfoot, Media Contact
818-548-3140 (office) 
818-967-7088 (cell) 
tlightfoot@glendaleca.gov

Glendale, CA – The Glendale Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI Roving Saturation Patrols this weekend and in the month of March. Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be deploying on February 25th and March 11th from 7:00 pm - 3:00 am.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 4 lives and resulted in 58 injury crashes, harming 44 of our friends and neighbors in the City of Glendale.

In Californian, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.  Alcohol and drug-impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2012, with 29 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk driver. A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method to lower these numbers.  Additionally, drivers will be checked to ensure that they have a valid driver’s license. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. 

The Glendale Police Department reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring.  If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI and drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000.00 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your driver’s license and high insurance rates.

These enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!  

 

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