Glendale Police Department announced a DUI and driver's license checkpoint will happen somewhere in Glendale Friday.
"Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public," according to a police department news release.
Officers are looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving under the influence can expect jail, license suspension, insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, officials said.
Impaired drivers can injure or kill other drivers on the road.
“Over the course of the past year, DUI collisions have resulted in 106 wrecks injuring 32 of our friends and neighbors in Glendale,” said Glendale Police Sgt. Rich Phillips.
Checkpoints provide the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.