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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Upcoming DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint
The Arcadia Police Department will be hosting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint. The checkpoint will run from 6:00PM Friday, August 19th through 2:00AM August 20th. One of the goals of our enforcement activity is to promote public safety and increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. This will be accomplished by providing a highly visible enforcement and publicity campaign, in order to deter intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel and driving. Through these efforts, we also seek to reduce the number of injuries and deaths associated with collisions involving intoxicated drivers.
We would like to remind the public of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. Help save a life; call 9-1-1 to report drunk drivers. It simply is not worth it to drive while impaired.
Don’t forget to visit the Arcadia Police Department News & Information Blog or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Nixle for other pertinent news and information. Remember, the solution begins with you!
Funding for these operations is provided from a grant administered by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Robert T. Guthrie
Chief of Police
By: Kollin Cieadlo
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Turning traffic at intersections is also dangerous for pedestrians. Even though you may have a green as a driver, you must still yield to pedestrians. Drivers making right turns must look and allow the pedestrian to step off on the green. Drivers making left turns across the intersection must make sure that not only is oncoming traffic clear, but that there are not pedestrians in the crosswalk in the path of their turn. Again, use courtesy and common sense. If the ped is well across the intersection or past the median point, you may complete your turn. If the ped is approaching you or on your side of the roadway, YIELD to them!
The DMV has a page dedicated to right of way rules regarding pedestrians, crosswalks, and other situations. Take a look for additional information.
Pedestrians outside of a crosswalk or unmarked intersection are also held responsible by the Vehicle Code. The pedestrian may only cross the road when safe to do so and must yield to traffic. The pedestrian may not cross between two signalized intersections. This is what is known as "jaywalking".
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Arcadia schools are back in session this week: Arcadia High School on Wednesday, August 17th and the elementary/middle schools return on Thursday, August 18th. The Arcadia Unified School District calendars can be found HERE. This means we need to be aware of the children during our commutes throughout the day. Allow extra time for your drive if you pass near a school. Traffic will be heavier than normal during the first few weeks of school as parents grow accustomed to drop-off and pick-up routes for our schools. Be part of the solution, not the problem!
•Allow extra time for your travel.
•Be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists.
•Don't double park or violate parking restrictions!
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Incident: Serious Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision
UPDATE: August 11, 2016 at 11:15 p.m.
Arcadia Detectives have located a vehicle that may possibly be related to this incident. The vehicle has been impounded as evidence for further investigation. The driver of the vehicle has yet to be positively identified. The vehicle was found late this evening in the City of Monterey Park.
On Thursday, August 11, 2016, at approximately 7:20 a.m., the Arcadia Police Department responded to the 600 block of W. Camino Real Avenue on a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision. Preliminary investigation revealed the suspect vehicle was traveling westbound on Camino Real Avenue when it struck a pedestrian walking westbound in the street. After colliding with the pedestrian, the vehicle stopped for a brief moment near the intersection of Camino Real Ave. and Baldwin Ave. The driver exited and walked around his vehicle, ultimately getting back into his vehicle and fleeing south on Baldwin Ave. A witness in the area provided the following description of the suspect vehicle and the driver:
Vehicle – Newer, white, 4-door, Mercedes, with Rusnak paper plates
Driver – Male, Asian, Approximately 70 years old, Gray Hair, Clean Shaven, wearing a short sleeve shirt and slacks
Paramedics from the Arcadia Fire Department responded and transported the victim, later identified as 72 year old Roop Garg of Arcadia, to Huntington Memorial Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The cause of the collision is being investigated by the Arcadia Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5156, case #16-4233. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police
By: Sergeant Kollin Cieadlo, Traffic Bureau Sergeant