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News Release

Friday, July 17, 2015

Media Relations

LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols NA15138nv

What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, July 17, 2015, 7 P.M. to
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 3 A.M.

Where:
Wilshire Area
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, July 17, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
Roscoe Boulevard at Noble Avenue
Panorama City, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2 A.M.

Where:

Mission Area
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 7 P.M. to
Sunday, July 19, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where:
Jefferson Boulevard at Western Avenue
Los Angeles, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, July 19, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
Sherman Way at Corbin Avenue
Winnetka, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, July 19, 2015, 5 P.M. to
Monday, July 20, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
North Hollywood Area
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Note:
Checkpoints are subject to change or cancelation.

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 prevent this crime from occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration where alcohol will be serve plan ahead and designate a sober driver. A DUI or drug-impaired arrest can cost up to $10,000 or more. Additional penalties can include time in jail, the loss of your driver license and an increase of 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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