DUI Checkpoint Starting Tonight In Glendora

A Glendora Police officer instructs a driver during a field sobriety test. Photo courtesy of Glendora Police.

The Glendora Police Department recently announced a DUI and driver license checkpoint beginning tonight in an undisclosed location within city limits.

The checkpoint will run from 7 p.m. Friday, August 28, to 3 a.m. Saturday, August 29.

Officers cite the deterrent effect that publicizing checkpoints have in reducing injury and deaths from drunk or drugged driving, with collisions being reduced by up to 20 percent when combined with DUI patrols, according to Glendora Police in a written statement.

Checkpoints are established in areas based on collision statistics and the frequency of DUI arrests, police said.

Those arrested for drunk or drugged driving can expect jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can top $10,000, police said.

Grant funding for this checkpoint is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.