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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols NA20040dm

Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols

What:
DUI Task Force

When:
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 4 P.M. to
Friday, August 14, 2020, 12 A.M.

Where:
77th Street and Southwest Areas
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 6 P.M. to 11 P.M.

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

When:
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 7 P.M. to
Friday, August 14, 2020, 12 A.M.

Where:
Slauson Avenue at Harbor Freeway
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, August 14, 2020, 5 P.M. to
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Devonshire Area
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, August 14, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 2 A.M.

Where:
77th Street Area
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, August 14, 2020, 7 P.M. to
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Ventura Boulevard at Columbus Avenue
Sherman Oaks, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, August 14, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Vermont Avenue at 7th Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 6 P.M. to 11 P.M.

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

When:
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, August 16, 2020, 1 A.M.

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

When:
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, August 16, 2020, 2 A.M.

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

When:
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, August 16, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Roscoe Boulevard at Woodley Avenue
North Hills, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, August 16, 2020, 5 P.M. to
Monday, August 17, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
North Hollywood Area
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, August 16, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Monday, August 17, 2020, 2 A.M.

Where:
77th Street Area
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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Sunday, August 16, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Monday, August 17, 2020, 1 A.M.

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

When:
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 2 A.M.

Where:
Wilshire 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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