CHP to hold sobriety checkpoint near Industry

California Highway Patrol officials are planning a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night in an unincorporated county area near Industry, officials have announced.
The checkpoint will begin about 9 p.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location in the unincorporated county area near Industry, CHP officials said in a written statement.
Traffic volume permitting, all drivers that pass through the checkpoint will be checked by officers for sobriety, the statement said. If traffic volume becomes too heavy, officers will screen vehicle based on a pre-selected standard — such as every third vehicle or every 5th vehicle — to ensure objectivity.
Funding for Saturday’s checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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13 arrested at Pico Rivera checkpoint

Deputies arrested one person on suspicion of intoxicated driving and a dozen others on suspicion of other crimes during a checkpoint late Friday and early Saturday, officials said.
The checkpoint was held from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday on westbound Whittier Boulevard, just east of Rosemead Boulevard, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
One driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, officials said.
One person was arrested for knowingly allowing an unlicensed person to drive, according to the sheriff’s department statement. Seven others were arrested and sent to court for driving without licenses, and four drivers were arrested and sent to court for driving on suspended or revoked licensed.
Deputies impounded one vehicle for a single day, and seven vehicles were impounded for 30 days, officials said. Four cars were released at the scene under checkpoint guidelines.
A total of 1,187 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.

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Man accused of DUI following injury crash in Azusa

AZUSA — A drunken driver blew through a red light and crashed his car into a pickup truck early Saturday, injuring himself, a passenger and the driver of the truck, police said.
Ricardo Luna Campos, 23, was accused of DUI following the 6:15 a.m. crash at San Gabriel and Sierra Madre avenues, according to Azusa police officials and Los Angeles County booking records. His city of residence was not available.
Campos was driving a Honda Accord south on San Gabriel Avenue just prior to the collision, police said. A woman was riding as a front passenger.
Preliminary investigation indicated, “(The Honda) entered the intersection, against a red light,” Sgt. Mike Bires said in a written statement. “The Honda crashed into a Dodge truck, which had been traveling west on Sierra Madre Avenue.”
Campos suffered moderate head injuries, and his passenger suffered a spinal fracture, Bires said.
A man who was driving the pickup truck was hospitalized with moderate injuries to his knee and ribs, the sergeant added.
None of the injuries were believed to be life threatening, police said.

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Police car struck by alleged DUI driver in Santa Fe Springs

SANTA FE SPRINGS — A Whittier Police Department officer has been hospitalized with minor injuries after his vehicle was struck by an alleged drunken driver early Saturday in Santa Fe Springs, officials said.
The 12:40 a.m. occurred in the intersection of Florence Avenue and Orr and Day Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada said.
It was initially believed to have been caused by a woman who ran a red light in a Ford Focus, striking the patrol car, CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said.
The eastbound Whittier cruiser on Florence was struck by a southbound Ford Focus in the intersection, Posada said. The impact then pushed the cruiser into a collision with another vehicle.
The drivers of all three vehicles were transported to hospitals, Posada said.
The officers injuries appeared to be minor, amounting to bumps and bruises, Whittier Police Sgt. Jason Zhulke said. No significant injuries were reported to the occupants of the third vehicle that the police car was pushed into.
The alleged DUI driver suffered more serious injuries, including a broken leg. She was arrested at a hospital, where she was being treated. Her identity was not available.

- Staff and wire report

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Sheriff’s checkpoint planned Friday in Pico Rivera

PICO RIVERA — Officials are planning to check drivers for both sobriety and valid licensed during a checkpoint late Friday in Pico Rivera, authorities said.
The checkpoint will take place from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location within the city, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Funding for the checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Police checkpoint planned next weekend in Pasadena

PASADENA — Police are planning to hold a checkpoint next weekend in Pasadena to screen drivers for sobriety and valid licenses, officials said.
The checkpoint will be held from 8 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at an undisclosed location within the city, Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema said in a written statement.
Over the past three years, four people have died and 95 others have been injured in DUI-related crashes, according to Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez.
Funding for the checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Police checkpoint planned Friday in Whittier

WHITTIER — Police are planning to check drivers for sobriety and valid driver’s licenses during a checkpoint late Friday.
The checkpoint will be held from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 2:30 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location within Whittier, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.
Over the past three years, four people have died and 167 people have been injured in DUI-related crashed in Whittier and Santa Fe Springs, Sgt. Rob Hanson said.
Funding for the checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Six DUI suspects arrested at Norwalk checkpoint

NORWALK — Sheriff’s deputies arrested six allegedly impaired drivers during a checkpoint in Norwalk late Saturday.
The sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint was held from 6 p.m. to midnight on eastbound Alondra Boulevard, just east of Studebaker Road, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Three drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, two were jailed on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and one driver is accused of driving while impaired by both, according to the sheriff’s department statement.
Another two drivers were also arrested for driving without court-ordered ignition interlock devices, authorities said.
Deputies cited 21 unlicensed drivers and three drivers who had suspended or revoked licenses.
Twenty vehicles were impounded for one day, three vehicles were impounded for 30 days and 10 vehicles were released at the checkpoint, “per checkpoint release procedures,” the sheriff’s department statement said.

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Woman suspected of DUI after crash that critically injured passenger in El Monte

Police suspected drunken driving in connection with a crash that left a man critically injured early Saturday in El Monte, authorities said.
The two-vehicle smash-up took place about 2:30 a.m. at Valley Mall and Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte police Lt. Ben Lowry said.
Initial investigation indicated a Scion being driven by an allegedly intoxicated woman ran through a red light, colliding in the intersection with a Toyota SUV, the lieutenant said.
The driver of the Scion, whose name was not available pending medical treatment and booking, suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening in the crash, Lowry said. Her passenger, described only as a man, was critically injured.
It’s an ongoing investigation, but drunk driving is suspected,” Lowry said.
A woman who was driving the Toyota SUV complained of pain, but was not believed to have suffered major injuries, Lowey said.
The intersection remained shut down until about 8 a.m. as police investigated the scene.

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Police plan checkpoint in Whittier

WHITTIER — Police are planning a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint late Saturday, officials said.
The checkpoint will take place from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location within Whittier, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.
“Over the course of the past three years in the cities of Whittier and Santa Fe Springs, DUI collisions have claimed four lives and resulted in 119 injury crashes harming 167 of our friends and neighbors,” Sgt. Rob Hanson said.
Funding for the checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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