One DUI Suspect Arrested, Others Cited During Checkpoint

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

Glendora Police released the results of the June 26-27 DUI/driver license checkpoint held in the 500 block of East Route 66.

Police arrested a 26-year-old female on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Five others were arrested for various other offenses, including carrying an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, driving without a license and driving on a suspended license. Officers issued 17 total citations and impounded eight vehicles.

A total of 1,306 vehicles wee screened, police said in a written statement.

Glendora Police will continue to conduct DUI saturation patrols and checkpoints during the summer mobilization period, which runs from August 21 through September 7.

Authorities cite the deterrent effect DUI checkpoints have in diminishing the amount of drunk or drugged drivers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration yield the best results of any DUI enforcement strategy, while simultaneously yielding a cost savings of $6 for every $1 dollar spent, Glendora Police said.

The DUI checkpoint is funded through a grant from the NHTSA and the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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