Police make 3 DUI arrests at El Monte checkpoint

EL MONTE >> Three people are accused of intoxicated driving following an overnight checkpoint in El Monte, police said Sunday.
The checkpoint was held from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday at Ramona Boulevard and Durfee Avenue, El Monte police Sgt. Jimmie Pitts said in a written statement.
A total of 1,692 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, Pitts said.
Officers arrested three people on suspicion of DUI, and another person was taken to jail for an outstanding felony warrant, Pitts said.
Twenty-one tickets were issued to unlicensed drivers or drivers with no licenses.

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1 DUI suspect jailed at Azusa checkpoint

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AZUSA >> Police arrested one suspected drunken driver and wrote eight tickets during a weekend checkpoint, officials said.
The checkpoint was held from 6 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday on southbound San Gabriel Canyon Road, just north of Sierra Madre Avenue, according to Azusa police Lt. Paul Dennis.
Of the 400 cars that passed through, 350 drivers were screened, he said.
One alleged DUI driver was arrested, along with another person who had an outstanding warrant, Dennis said.
Officers issued eight tickets to drivers with no licenses or suspended licenses, officials said. Two cars were impounded.

PHOTO courtesy of the Azusa Police Department.

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Two DUI suspects arrested at La Habra checkpoint

LA HABRA >> Police arrested two intoxicated driving suspects late Friday and earl Saturday during a sobriety and license checkpoint, officials said.
The checkpoint was held from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at La Habra Boulevard near Euclid Avenue, in front of the police station, La Habra police Sgt. Jeff Baylos said.
Of 358 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, nine were singled out for additional scrutiny, and five drivers were given roadside sobriety tests, police said in a written statement.
Two drivers were ultimately jailed on suspicion of DUI, and two other drivers were cited for driving without licenses, according to the statement.
Police impounded three cars and released one to different licensed driver at the scene, officials added.

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Checkpoint planned Friday in Pico Rivera

PICO RIVERA >> Deputies are planning to screen drivers for sobriety and valid licenses during a checkpoint Friday, officials said.
The checkpoint will be held from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location within the city, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Detective Jose Marquez said in a written statement.
Funding for the checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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Checkpoint planned in Industry Thursday

INDUSTRY >> Sheriff’s deputies are planning a sobriety and driver license checkpoint Thursday night in Industry.
The checkpoint will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at an undisclosed location within the city, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Michael Lang said in a written statement.
Over the past three years in the dozens of cities which contract with the sheriff’s department for law enforcement services, DUI-related crashes have killed 33 people and left another 898 injures, according to Sgt. Daniel Dail.
Funding for the checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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Police plan checkpoint in La Habra this weekend

LA HABRA >> Police plan to check motorists for sobriety and valid driver licenses during a checkpoint in La Habra this Friday, official said.
The checkpoint will be held from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location within the city, La Habra police officials said in a written statement.
Over the past three years, DUI-related crashes in La Habra have left five people dead and 73 others injured,” according to Sgt. Jim Tigner.
Funding for this weekend’s checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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Police: Glendora checkpoint nets 1 drunken driver, 46 other citations and arrests


GLENDORA >> Police jailed one alleged drunken driver and arrested or cited 46 other motorists during an overnight checkpoint in Glendora, police said Saturday.
The checkpoint was held from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday on Grand Avenue at Mauna Loa Avenue, Glendora police officials said in a written statement.
A total of 4,769 cars passed through the checkpoint, police said. In addition to the on driver suspected of DUI, police arrested another eight drivers for driving without licenses or with suspended or revoked licenses and two people for “other criminal charges.”
Officers wrote 36 tickets at the checkpoint and impounded 22 vehicles, police said.

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Whittier police plan checkpoint this weekend

WHITTIER >> Police are planning to check drivers for sobriety and valid licenses during a checkpoint Friday, authorities said.
The checkpoint will be held from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location within Whittier, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.
Over the past three years, DUI-related crashes have killed three people and resulted in 188 injuries within the Whittier Police Department’s jurisdiction, Sgt. David Elizarraras said.
Funding for this weekend’s checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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Two drivers arrested for DUI during La Habra checkpoint

LA HABRA >> Police jailed two alleged intoxicated drivers during a checkpoint along La Habra Boulevard Friday night and early Saturday, officials said.
More than 400 cars passed through the overnight checkpoint at La Habra Boulevard and Euclid Street, La Habra police officials said in a written statement.
Officers arrested two drivers for DUI, police said. Five other drivers were cited or arrested for driving without licenses or with suspended licenses.
Police arrested three other people for DUI elsewhere in the city overnight, officials added.

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Police: Man accused of attempted murder after ramming cars, restaurant in Glendora

GLENDORA >> A man was allegedly drunk when he intentionally and repeatedly rammed another car in a Wendy’s restaurant drive through late Friday, ultimately crashing into the business and a second car as well, officials said.
Officers arrested Richard Martin Cosby, 46, of Los Angeles on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the bizarre 11:25 a.m. rampage at the fast-food restaurant at 1325 S. Lone Hill Ave., according to Glendora police officials and Los Angeles County booking records.
Cosby was in line at the drive through when, for unknown reasons, he rammed the car in front of him in line several times, Glendora police Lt. Matt Egan said
The victim drove through the line to get away, Egan said.
Cosby backed up his car, crashing into the building and knocking down the intercom used for customers to place orders, Egan said. He then continued driving through the restaurant’s parking lot, where he struck another occupied car before slamming into a tree.
All three vehicles were damaged to the point they were no longer driveable, Egan said. The Wendy’s was yellow-tagged due to possible structural damage.
Police booked Cosby for five counts of attempted murder — one count for each of five occupants inside the two victim cars, Egan said. No significant injuries were repoorted. A motive for the bizarre and violent behavior was not clear.
Cosby was being held in lieu of $5 million bail pending his initial court appearance, scheduled Wednesday in West Covina Superior Court, records show.

 

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