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News Release

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Media Relations

Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols NA20070wc

Friday, December 11, 2020
· DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 PM to 1 AM in Hollywood Area
· DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Figueroa Street in Los Angeles
· DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Ventura Boulevard and Columbus Avenue in Sherman Oaks


Saturday, December 12, 2020
· DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Vermont Avenue and 135th Street in Los Angeles
· DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Florence Avenue and Broadway in Los Angeles


Sunday, December 13, 2020
· DUI Saturation Patrol from 12 PM to 8 PM in Newton Area
· DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 PM to 1 AM in Foothill Area


Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired. During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

As the state continues to work to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is committed to keeping the public safe.

The LAPD reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or "operating heavy machinery," which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home. Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



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