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News Release

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Media Relations

LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols NA15192lp

What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4 P.M. to
Friday, October 9, 2015, 12 A.M.

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

When:
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6 P.M. to
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where:
Central Avenue at 81st Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, October 9, 2015, 7 P.M. to
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 3 A.M.

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

When:
Friday, October 9, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 2 A.M.

Where:
Figueroa Street at 9th Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2 A.M.

Where:
Van Nuys Boulevard at Kewen Avenue
Pacoima, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 4 P.M. to
Monday, October 12, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where:
Topanga Area
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Note:
Checkpoints are subject to change or cancelation.

Why:
Over the past three years, there have been 7,048 DUI-related traffic collisions in Los Angeles, which have resulted in 60 fatalities and 2,818 injuries.

The Los Angeles Police Department reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI or drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your driver license and high insurance rates.

The aforementioned enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911!

MEDIA NOTES:
To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles Police Department traffic safety efforts, please contact Officer Don Inman, Traffic Coordination Section, at (213) 486-0690.

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