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Thursday, February 4, 2021

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Say No to Drinking and Driving: Enjoy the Super Bowl at Home This Year NA21005jc

Thursday, February 4, 2021

  • DUI Checkpoint from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Florence Avenue and Central Avenue in Los Angeles

Friday, February 5, 2021

  • DUI Checkpoint from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Slauson Avenue and Figueroa Street in Los Angeles

Saturday, February 6, 2021

  • DUI Saturation Patrol from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in Wilshire Area
  • DUI Checkpoint from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Glenoaks Boulevard and Truesdale Street in Sun Valley

Sunday, February 7, 2021

  • DUI Saturation Patrol from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in Van Nuys Area
  • DUI Checkpoint from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Figueroa Street in Los Angeles

Whether it is the commercials, halftime show or the game itself, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is reminding everyone that we are all on the same team when it comes to being safe on Super Bowl Sunday.

Super Bowl LV is this Sunday, February 7, 2021, and the LAPD will have additional officers on patrol over the weekend looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

"If you are watching the game at home and plan to have a drink or two, stay at home", LAPD Commander Woodyard said. "Have a family member who hasn't been drinking go out on your behalf or have your food delivered."

The LAPD reminds the public that alcohol is not the only thing that impairs and may lead to a DUI. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana may affect your ability to drive safely. Do your research and understand how a drug affects you before deciding whether or not you are safe to drive.

California's public health guidance advises to limit mixing with people you don't live with as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19. Although many watch parties will be virtual this year, it is important to plan ahead, designate a sober driver, or simply stay at home for the night.

Funding for Super Bowl Sunday enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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