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Friday, April 10, 2015

Media Relations

LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols NA15060jk

What: Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When: Friday, April 10, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Figueroa Street at 9th Street
Los Angeles, California
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What: Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When: Friday, April 10, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Florence Avenue and Broadway
Los Angeles, California
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What: Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When: Friday, April 10, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Hollywood Boulevard at Gower Street
Los Angeles, California
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What: Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7 P.M. to
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where: Lankershim Boulevard at Vanowen Street
North Hollywood, California
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What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 5 P.M. to
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: 77th Street Area
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What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12 P.M. to
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 8 P.M.

Where: Harbor Area
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What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Sunday, April 12, 2015, 5 P.M. to
Monday, April 13, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Foothill Area
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Note: Checkpoints are subject to change or cancellation.

Why: Over the past three years, there have been 7,048 DUI-related traffic collisions in Los Angeles, which have resulted in 60 fatalities and 2,818 injuries.

The Los Angeles Police Department reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI or drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your driver license and high insurance rates.

The aforementioned enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911!

MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles Police Department traffic safety efforts, please contact Officer Don Inman, Traffic Coordination Section, at (213) 486-0690.




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