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Police Plan DUI Checkpoint in Pasadena on Friday

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 8:45 am

Police are planning to hold a DUI checkpoint Friday in Pasadena, officials said.

The checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location within the city, the Pasadena Police Department said in a written statement.

“Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests,” according to the statement. “The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.”

Officers will be looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

“The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” Lt. Anthony Russo said. Despite the pandemic, “we are still out there looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is still dangerous.”

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

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