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Sunday, July 19, 2020

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LAPD to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols


What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4 P.M. to
Friday, July 17, 2020, 12 A.M.

Where:
Olympic Area
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Friday, July 17, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Vermont Avenue at 3rd Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Friday, July 17, 2020, 1 A.M.

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

When:
Friday, July 17, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Florence Avenue at Main Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, July 17, 2020, 6 P.M. to 11 P.M.

Where:
Imperial Highway at Main Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, July 17, 2020, 7 P.M. to
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 12 A.M.

Where:
Whittier Boulevard at Fresno Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, July 17, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Santa Monica Boulevard at Gower Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, July 19, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Manchester Avenue at Main Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 6 P.M. to 11 P.M.

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

When:
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, July 19, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Roscoe Boulevard at Nagle Avenue
Sun Valley, California
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What:
DUI Task Force

When:
Sunday, July 19, 2020, 12 P.M. to 10 P.M.

Where:
Central Bureau
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, July 19, 2020, 5 P.M. to
Monday, July 20, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Mission Area
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Sobriety Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, and checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Los Angeles Police Department (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.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, the LAPD investigated 1,728 DUI collisions which have claimed 17 lives and seriously injured another 65 community members.


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

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! 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 the checkpoints and saturation patrol is provided to the LAPD by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.






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