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Monday, August 23, 2021

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The Los Angeles Police Department Encourages the Public to Stay Safe During Final Stretch of Summer Travel Season NA21054ti

Friday, August 20
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Slauson Avenue and 110 Freeway in Los Angeles
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Washington Boulevard and Yale Avenue in Los Angeles
DUI Checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Ventura Boulevard and Columbus Avenue in Sherman Oaks


Saturday, August 21
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard in Los Angeles
DUI Checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Reseda Boulevard and Clark Street in Tarzana

Sunday, August 22
DUI Saturation Patrol from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in 77th Street Area

Wednesday, August 25
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Olympic Area

Thursday, August 26
DUI Saturation Patrol from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Hollywood Area

Friday, August 27
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Newton Area
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Vermont Avenue and Florence Avenue in Los Angeles
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Century Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles

Saturday, August 28
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in South Bureau
DUI Checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Victory Boulevard and Valjean Avenue in Van Nuys

Sunday, August 29
DUI Saturation Patrol from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Harbor Area

Thursday, September 2
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Venice Boulevard and Culver Boulevard in Los Angeles

Friday, September 3
DUI Saturation Patrol from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. in Northeast Area

Saturday, September 4
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in South Bureau
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Reseda Boulevard and Vanowen Street in Reseda
DUI Checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Sepulveda Boulevard and Parthenia Street in North Hills

Sunday, September 5
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Van Nuys Area
DUI Checkpoint at from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Western Avenue and 38th Place in Los Angeles

Note: Locations of the checkpoints are subject to change or cancelation.

As friends and family plan vacations during the final days of summer, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is reminding everyone to stay safe by always choosing a sober way to go. No matter how you choose to celebrate the end of summer and Labor Day weekend, make sure you do so responsibly. Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family by buckling up, ditching the distractions, following the speed limit, and never driving impaired.

To help keep the community safe during the busy late summer and Labor Day weekend travel season, the LAPD will have additional officers on patrol from August 20 through Labor Day (September 6) looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The increased efforts to address impaired driving are part of a national enforcement campaign, Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.

"Driving impaired is risky and puts yourself and others around you in serious danger," Officer Inman, Traffic Group, said. "If you are taking a road trip over the next few weeks, make good choices and drive like your closest friends and family are in the cars around you."

Forty-five people were killed in crashes throughout California over the 2019 Labor Day holiday period, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) made more than 1,000 arrests for driving under the influence during the 78-hour Labor Day weekend enforcement period alone.

Driving while impaired is not just from alcohol. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana may also impair. If you plan on drinking or taking medications with a driving warning label, let someone who is sober drive. If you see someone driving impaired, call 9-1-1.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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