Burbank Police performed a DUI Checkpoint on Saturday, August 28. Throughout the Checkpoint held on Olive between Lake and Victory, they screened a complete of 337 autos which is a a lot decrease complete than pre-COVID-19 checkpoints.
A majority of the autos have been between 11 pm and midnight after they inspected 158 autos.
Of the seven Discipline Sobriety Exams given, just one driver failed and was booked for DUI. One other motorist was arrested after a warrant got here again in his title.
The situation for the DUI checkpoint was chosen primarily based on a historical past of DUI crashes and arrests. The first objective of those checkpoints is to not make arrests, however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving whereas impaired.
Throughout the checkpoint, cops have been searching for indicators of alcohol and/or drug impairment and checking drivers for legitimate licensing. A DUI can price drivers a median of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license.
Some prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicine may also trigger impairment and intervene with the flexibility to drive safely. All the time learn the warning labels on medicines and observe all instructions to be used. Marijuana may also trigger impairment and result in a DUI. Whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana use is authorized in California, driving whereas below the affect of marijuana shouldn’t be.
Funding for this checkpoint was supplied by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, by the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.