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Friday, September 11, 2015

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LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrol NA15172rmh

What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7 P.M. to
Friday, September 11, 2015, 3 A.M.

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

When:
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Friday, September 11, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
Valley Boulevard at Mariondale Avenue
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, September 11, 2015, 5 P.M. to
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 1 A.M.

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

When:
Friday, September 11, 2015, 7 P.M. to
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 12 A.M.

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

When:
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
Tampa Avenue at Lassen Street
Northridge, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
Victory Boulevard at Radford Avenue
North Hollywood, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Where:
Wilshire Area
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 5 P.M. to
Monday, September 14, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
77th Street 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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