The eight-hour checkpoint run by Glendora Police Friday night on South Grand Avenue netted three arrests, all on suspicion of drunk driving.
Officers working the checkpoint at 820 South Grand Avenue screened 1,938 vehicles. Officers also cited and arrested 19 people for either driving without a license or driving on a suspended or revoked license, police said in a written statement.
Five drivers were arrested for other traffic-related charges. 11 Vehicles were towed and in all, 27 citations were issued for the night, police said.
“DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries,” said Senior Community Service Officer Wendy Brewer in a written statement. “A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drug impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.”
The checkpoint was funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, provided through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.