Glendora PD To Increase Patrols For Memorial Weekend

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Friday night will see the deployment of extra police officers throughout Glendora during the Memorial Day Weekend to catch drunk or drugged drivers.

The deployment is part of the Los Angeles County AVOID DUI Task Force, which is charged with the goal to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk or drugged driving. Police also added that many people will be celebrating high school and college graduation, potentially adding extra dangers on the road.

Law enforcement also wants to remind everyone who my party and hit the road to designate a sober driver.

In addition to Glendora’s saturation patrols, the California Highway Patrol will deploy extra officers on freeways and county roads to enforce seatbelt laws with the goal of creating awareness.

“The intent of an MEP [maximum enforcement period] is to keep people safe on the roadways and to educate drivers on traffic safety, not to write a high volume of tickets,” the CHP said in a written statement.

A DUI checkpoint is also scheduled to take place in an unincorporated area near Azusa starting Friday at 9 p.m., operated by the CHP.