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Police department to conduct DUI checkpoint Friday night

The Alhambra Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Grandview Drive on Friday from 7pm to 3am.

The APD said in a press release that the location of the checkpoints are "based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests" at that area. In the past three years, there have been 56 alcohol-related collisions in Alhambra, with one of them resulting in a fatality, said Lieutenant Dan Rodriguez. 

According to KPCC, the number of drunk driving fatalities had been declining in California between 2005 and 2010. Whereas there were 1,298 deaths in 2005, that figure was reduced to 774 in 2010. The trend seems to be reversing, however, as 802 people died in alcohol-related collisions in 2012. 

The APD advises drivers to call 911 if they suspect someone of driving under the influence. 

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  1. 802 fatalities because of drunk driving IS STILL TOO MUCH!Gotta get those drunks off the road!