Glendale Police officers will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint Friday at an undisclosed location within the city limits, according to a release from the department.
The 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."
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
“Over the course of the past year, DUI collisions have resulted in 108 wrecks injuring 33 of our friends and neighbors in Glendale,” said Sgt Rich Phillips in a statement within the release.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.
Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The above information was provided by the Glendale Police Department.