On Friday, March 22, 2019, the Pasadena Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint at Arroyo Parkway and Cordova St. The checkpoint was conducted between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. In total, 19 arrests were made over the duration of the checkpoint.
Fourteen people were arrested for being unlicensed or driving with a suspended driver’s license. Four people were arrested for DUI, and one person was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
“Another great job by the Pasadena Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. “Our personnel are working hard to keep the community safe.”
Drivers 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, other expenses, and possible jail time.
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 checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.