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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols NA20037ml

LAPD to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols

What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 5 P.M. to
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Central Area
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 5 P.M. to
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Van Nuys Area
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Friday, July 31, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Manchester Avenue at Budlong Avenue
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 7 P.M. to
Friday, July 31, 2020, 12 A.M.

Where:
Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard at 110 Freeway
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 8 P.M. to

Friday, July 31, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Osborne Street at Laurel Canyon Blvd
Pacoima, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, July 31, 2020, 5 P.M. to
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Central Bureau
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, July 31, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 2 A.M.

Where:
77th Street Area
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, July 31, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Huntington Drive at Poplar Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, July 31, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
La Brea Avenue at Orange Drive
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 5 P.M. to
Sunday, August 2, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
North Hollywood Area
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, August 2, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Van Nuys Boulevard at Hart Street
Van Nuys, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, August 2, 2020, 11 P.M.

Where:
Avalon Boulevard at M Street
Wilmington, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 7 P.M. to
Sunday, August 2, 2020, 12 A.M.

Where:
Wilshire Boulevard at Union Avenue
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, August 2, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Victory Boulevard at Woodman Avenue
Van Nuys, California
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Sobriety Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, and checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) reminds drivers that "DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze." If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, the LAPD investigated 1,728 DUI collisions which have claimed 17 lives and seriously injured another 65 community members.

The LAPD offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn't involve a DUI:

• Always use a designated sober driver - a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation - to get home.
• See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
• Report drunk drivers - Call 911.
• Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

Funding for the checkpoints and saturation patrol is provided to the LAPD by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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