Pasadena police plan checkpoint, extra DUI patrols

PASADENA – Police are stepping up ant-DUI efforts this weekend with a checkpoint, as well as a “saturation patrols,” officials said.
The sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint will take place from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location within Pasadena, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement.
Extra officers will be on patrol Saturday, focusing on areas with high rates of DUI collisions, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.
Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanches said DUI-related crashes have killed five people in Pasadena and injured 85 more over the past three years.
Funding for both operations is being provided via a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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