Pasadena cops plan Friday night DUI checkpoint

PASADENA, CA – The Pasadena Police Department will conduct a DUI Checkpoint enforcement program on Friday, December 10th , 2010. The hours of operation will be between 7:00 pm – 3:00 am. DUI programs are a useful and effective tool for achieving the Pasadena Police Department’s goal of detecting and removing impaired drivers from our streets.


The Pasadena Police Department is committed to making the roadways safe for the driving public during the holiday season. Members from the Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting this program for the purpose of looking for and arresting impaired/intoxicated drivers.

“Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs,” Pasadena police spokewoman Janet Pope Givens said. “The public is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe and to ‘Report Impaired Drivers by calling 911’ whenever you see a suspected impaired driver.”

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested in Hollywood DUI

Another young Hollywood star has had a run in with the law. This time it’s former Disney Channel star Shai LaBeouf, who recently appeared in an Indiana Jones flick.

Here’s what Associated Press has to say:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Indiana Jones” co-star Shia LaBeouf was arrested for drunk driving Sunday after an early morning car accident in which he was injured, police said.

LaBeouf was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a 3 a.m. collision in Hollywood, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. S. Wolf said.

“It was immediately apparent to officers responding on the scene that LaBeouf was intoxicated and he was subsequently placed under arrest,” Wolf said.

LaBeouf and his passenger were injured, as was the other driver. Wolf didn’t know the extent of their injuries.

Wolf said he didn’t know if LaBeouf, 22, would face felony or misdemeanor charges.

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Wheelchair-bound man suspected in his own DUI death

This from reporter Amanda Baumfeld:

AZUSA – A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the Gladston Street Monday night. The man supposedly had a beer in his hand at the time of the accident and officers believe he was under the influence. The collision occured around 8:45 p.m. on Gladstone Street, just west of Barranca Avenue. The man remains unidentified.


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