Checkpoints galore: police to screen drivers in Whittier, La Puente, Alhambra

WHITTIER — Police are planning to hold a checkpoint Friday, authorities said.
The DUI/driver’s license checkpoint will take place from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at Leffingwell Road and Santa Gertrudes Avenue, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.
ALHAMBRA — Police are planning a checkpoint Friday at an undisclosed location within the city, authorities said.
The checkpoint, designed to screen for those driving under the influence or without driver’s licenses, will take place between 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Alhambra police officials said in a written statement.
“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed one life and resulted in 29 injury crashes, harming 42 of our friends and neighbors,” the police statement said.
Funding for the checkpoint is being provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
LA PUENTE — Sheriff’s deputies are planning a checkpoint in La Puente Friday, authorities said.
The “DUI/Safety” checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed time and place within the city, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Michael Lang said.

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