Three Arrested During Pasadena Police DUI Saturation Patrol

Published : Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 8:19 AM

Pasadena police said officers conducting a citywide driving-while-under-the-influence saturation patrol program Friday night and Saturday morning conducted 121 vehicle enforcement stops and arrested three.

Specially trained officers were on the lookout for alcohol or drug-impaired drivers.

The motorists were arrested on suspicion of DUI. One was allegedly under the influence of marijuana.

The operation ran from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8th to 2:00 .am. on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Police did not reveal the locations of the arrests.

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

“The number of DUI arrests this evening suggests that people are listening to DUI education and prevention efforts and are using taxi or rideshare services,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. Lieutenant Goodman.

Goodman said that he often discusses DUI prevention with community members who tell him they regularly plan ahead when visiting restaurants or other establishments that serve alcohol.

“Advance planning and sticking to it is the key to staying safe when out on the town,” said Goodman.

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.

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

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