DUI Checkpoint Results in 10 Arrests

PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, January 25, the Pasadena Police Department conducted a DUI/driver's license checkpoint on Pasadena Avenue, south of California Boulevard. The checkpoint was conducted between the hours of 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. In total, 10 arrests were made over the duration of the checkpoint.

Nine people were arrested for being either unlicensed or driving with a suspended driver's license. One person was arrested for driving under the influence. Three vehicles were impounded, and one firearm was recovered.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the cost of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, legal fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses, not to mention possible jail time.

The Pasadena Police Department reminds drivers that "DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze." Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol on Friday, February 8, in effort to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk of deaths and injuries.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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