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Monday, May 6, 2019

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DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols for Cinco de Mayo Weekend NA19062jl

What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Thursday, May 02, 2019, 7 P.M. to
Friday, May 03, 2019, 2 A.M.

Where:
Manchester Avenue at Budlong Avenue
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Thursday, May 02, 2019, 6 P.M. to
Friday, May 03, 2019, 2 A.M.

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

When:
Friday, May 03, 2019, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, May 04, 2019, 1 A.M.

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

When:
Friday, May 03, 2019, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, May 04, 2019, 1 A.M.

Where:
Figueroa Street at 9th Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, May 03, 2019, 9 P.M. to
Saturday, May 04, 2019, 3 A.M.

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

When:
Saturday, May 04, 2019, 7 P.M. to
Sunday, May 05, 2019, 12 A.M.

Where:
Jefferson Boulevard at Western Avenue
Los Angeles, California
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What:

Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, May 04, 2019, 7 P.M. to
Sunday, May 05, 2019, 1 A.M.

Where:
Avalon Boulevard at 51st Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, May 04, 2019, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, May 05, 2019, 1 A.M.

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

When:
Saturday, May 04, 2019, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, May 05, 2019, 1 A.M.

Where:
Crenshaw Boulevard at Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, May 05, 2019, 12 P.M. to
Sunday, May 05, 2019, 9 P.M.

Where:
Mission Area
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, May 05, 2019, 5 P.M. to
Monday, May 06, 2019, 1 A.M.

Where:
Foothill Area
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, May 05, 2019, 6 P.M. to
Monday, May 06, 2019, 2 A.M.

Where:
Southeast Area
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, May 05, 2019, 6 P.M. to
Monday, May 06, 2019, 2 A.M.

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

For many people across the country, Cinco de Mayo is a time for fun and celebrations that may involve drinking. The holiday, which happens to fall on a Sunday this year, is a reminder to the public to celebrate responsibly and not to drive impaired.

Over the Cinco de Mayo weekend, the Los Angeles Police Department will have additional officers on patrol ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, the LAPD will hold DUI/driver license checkpoints at multiple locations throughout the City.

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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