DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday on Garfield

The Alhambra Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on the intersection of Garfield Ave and Linda Vista Ave. The checkpoint will run from 7pm Friday to 3am Saturday. 
 
In a press release the APD explained that the “deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.” 
 
In Alhambra there have been 76 DUI-related collisions and one fatality in the past three years, said Sergeant Joseph Mallette of the APD.
 
In California it is illegal for a driver to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher. A DUI arrest can lead to jail time, fines, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000, according to the press release.

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