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Burbank Police Report Results of DUI Checkpoint

The Burbank Police Traffic Bureau has released results of a DUI and driver license checkpoint conducted on April 6.

Traffic Bureau Lt. John Pfrommer said that more than 400 vehicles were screened. The average travel time for vehicles passing through the checkpoint was about 48.72 seconds.

Of the vehicles screened, the following are the results of the checkpoint: One citation was issued for driving without a valid license, one citation was issued for a traffic violation and field sobriety tests were administered to two drivers.

The checkpoint was held on Buena Vista Street between Verdugo Avenue and Olive Avenue, from 8 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Locations for DUI checkpoints were chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests.

“The primary purpose of these checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving while impaired. The goal of a DUI checkpoint is not to make arrests, but rather to deter impaired driving with high-visibility enforcement and well-publicized DUI operations,” said the Burbank Police Department.

The department will continue to deploy DUI saturation patrols over the next several months, according to BPD spokesman Sgt. Stephen Turner.

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

First published in the April 20 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

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