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Drunk Driving

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  • Burbank police report DUI arrests up, crashes down

    The number of alcohol- and drug-related car crashes dropped in 2013 when compared to the previous year, while the number of arrests made for driving under the influence spiked, police reported this week. In 2013, there were 557 drunk or drugged driving...
  • Police will run DUI checkpoint this weekend

    Burbank police will hold a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night at an undisclosed location, authorities said. From 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, police will be screening motorists at a Burbank intersection looking for signs of intoxication. The effort...
  • Big-rig driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after fire

    Big-rig driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after fire
    The driver of a big-rig that caught fire on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway Monday afternoon — temporarily shutting down four freeway lanes and causing traffic delays — was arrested after the incident on suspicion of drunk driving,...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash

    A Thousand Oaks man was arrested early Monday after his vehicle struck a parked car and sheared a street light, causing a passenger to be ejected from his vehicle, police said. Roberto Martinez, 22, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony...
  • Woman who allegedly struck 5-year-old with her car pleads not guilty

    A 28-year-old Lancaster woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that she struck a 5-year-old boy while driving drunk with her 2-year-old son in her car, and later attempted to flee the scene, authorities said. Meagan Booth was charged with two...
  • Burbank police get grant for more DUI checkpoints

    Burbank police get grant for more DUI checkpoints
    The Burbank Police Department has received a $31,500 grant to fund sobriety checkpoints citywide through next September. The funds will be used to conduct three sobriety checkpoints in Burbank streets in an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related...
  • Burbank police to operate DUI checkpoint Saturday night

    Burbank police have announced plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday at an undisclosed location. The checkpoint, which will operate between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., will check for motorists who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs....
  • Online safety pledge takes root after deadly car crash

    After five of her best friends died in a car wreck, Vanessa Lanza made a pledge. She'd never allow herself, or others, to drink and drive. As of Tuesday, nearly 600 people had joined Lanza's online vow, in which she asked friends, classmates,...
  • Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI, child endangerment

    A 47-year-old Reseda woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly driving under the influence with a 9-year-old girl in the car, police said. A witness called police around 5 p.m. after seeing the woman, identified as Marianna Cregar, pull into a gas...
  • Motorcyclist struck, seriously injured

    A 30-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalized with severe injuries after being struck by an alleged drunk driver in a truck Wednesday evening, police said. The driver, identified by police as Douglas Lamb, 66, was arrested on suspicion of driving under...
  • DUI crashes down, arrests up in Burbank

    The number of alcohol and drug-related traffic collisions in Burbank has dropped 35% since last year, but police have logged 22% more DUI arrests, year-to-date statistics show. Officials attribute the trend to increased enforcement and public...
  • Man dies of seizure in parking garage

    A male motorist lost consciousness and collided with another vehicle on the basement level in the downtown parking structure on the 100 block of East Magnolia Boulevard. Los Angeles County coroner's officials would not release the identity of the 22-...