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Friday, April 26, 2019

Media Relations

LAPD to hold DUI Checkpoints and conduct Saturation Patrols

What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, April 26, 2019, 7 P.M. to
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 12 A.M.

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

When:
Friday, April 26, 2019, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1 A.M.

Where:
Western Avenue at 6th Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, April 26, 2019, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1 A.M.

Where:
Figueroa Street at Cypress Avenue
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, April 26, 2019, 9 P.M. to
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 3 A.M.

Where:
Wilshire Area
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3 A.M.

Where: Northeast Area
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2 A.M.

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

When:
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, April 28, 2018, 1 A.M.

Where:
Topanga Canyon Boulevard at Roscoe Boulevard
Canoga Park, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, April 28, 2018, 1 A.M.

Where:
Western Avenue at 8th Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 5 P.M. to
Monday, April 29, 2019, 1 A.M.

Where:
North Hollywood Area
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Note:
Locations of the checkpoints are subject to change or cancelation.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will hold DUI/Driver License checkpoint and DUI saturation patrols in the upcoming days aimed at removing impaired drivers from the road. DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols are done in locations with a higher frequency of DUI-related collisions and arrests. During the checkpoints, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, the LAPD investigated 1,937 DUI related traffic collisions which have claimed 13 lives and seriously injured 59 community members.

The 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.

The LAPD offers these tips 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 is drinking and how they are getting home.

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 these enforcement efforts are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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