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Alhambra police to conduct DUI checkpoint on Friday

The Alhambra Police Department will be conducting a DUI and driver's license checkpoint Friday night through early Saturday at Garfield and Linda Vista avenues. From 7 p.m. until 3 a.m., officers will be looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and checking licenses at the intersection, according to a statement from the police department.

Publicized DUI checkpoints can reduce the risk of collisions involving drugs or alcohol by up to 20 percent and provide effective DUI enforcement, according to Alhambra PD.

There were 802 alcohol-related driving fatalities in California in 2012, according to the Office of Traffic Safety’s 2013 Annual Performance Report. In Alhambra, there have been 28 DUI-related collisions in the last three years, resulting in 39 injuries and one death, according to Alhambra traffic enforcement officer Lt. Sean Heckers.

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