Police in Pasadena To Hold DWI/DL Checkpoints

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Pasadena Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Within Pasadena city limits, at an undisclosed location. DUI crashes and arrests are taken into account when choosing the location of checkpoints.

Checkpoints are primarily used to prevent drivers from driving while impaired, not to make arrests.

In addition to looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment, officers will verify that drivers comply with all traffic regulations and licensing requirements.

Pasadena police are dedicated to ensuring the safety of the traveling public.

“The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” LieutenantAnthony Russo said. “We are looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is dangerous and puts others on the road at risk.”

It's important to remember that impaired driving is not caused by alcohol alone. Drugs that are over-the-counter or prescription may impair driving. You should always read warning labels and follow directions before driving or operating heavy machinery, which includes driving a car.

It is illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana, even if the marijuana is medicinal or recreational.

Staying at home is the safer option if you plan to drink alcohol or take medication that could impair your driving ability.

DUI convictions result in an average fine and penalty of $13,500, as well as the suspension of a driver's license.

An NHTSA grant provided funding for this program through the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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