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News Release

Friday, August 21, 2020

Media Relations

Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols




What:
DUI Task Force

When:
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 4 P.M. to
Friday, August 21, 2020, 12 A.M.

Where:
Northeast and Rampart Areas

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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Friday, August 21, 2020, 2 A.M.

Where:
Hollywood Area

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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 7 P.M. to
Friday, August 21, 2020, 12 A.M.

Where:
Florence Avenue at Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California

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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Friday, August 21, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Ventura Boulevard at Columbus Avenue
Sherman Oaks, California

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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, August 21, 2020, 5 P.M. to
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Mission Area

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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, August 21, 2020, 6 P.M. to 11 P.M.

Where:
Slauson Avenue at Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California

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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, August 21, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 12 A.M.

Where:
Manchester Avenue and Hoover Street
Los Angeles, California

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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, August 21, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Lincoln Boulevard at Maxella Avenue
Los Angeles, California

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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 2 A.M.

Where:
Hollenbeck Area

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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 2 A.M.

Where:
Southeast Area

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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, August 16, 2020, 12 A.M.

Where:
Vermont Avenue at Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

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What:
DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, August 16, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Van Nuys Boulevard at Remick Avenue
Pacoima, California

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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 12 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Where:
77th Street Area

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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 5 P.M. to
Monday, August 24, 2020, 1 A.M.

Where:
Devonshire Area

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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Monday, August 24, 2020, 2 A.M.

Where:
Southeast Area

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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 6 P.M. to
Monday, August 24, 2020, 2 A.M.

Where:
Olympic 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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