DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for Friday, June 23

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI)/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, June 23, at an undisclosed location within Pasadena city limits. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on historical data of impaired driving-related crashes.

The primary purpose of these checkpoints is to promote public safety by stopping drivers from driving impaired. During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Lt. Anthony Russo said. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety and saves lives.”

Pasadena Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal. Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

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

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