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News Release

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Media Relations

LAPD Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend DUI Enforcement NA10320bb

What:
Drivers License and Sobriety Check Point

When /Where:
  • Friday, November 26, 2010: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.                                                                                  Ventura Boulevard between Densmore Avenue and Haskell Avenue;
  • Saturday, November 27, 2010: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Figueroa Street between 48th Street and 49th Street; and,
Note:    If it is raining, the checkpoint will be conducted on Manchester Boulevard under the 110 Freeway.
  • Sunday, November 28, 2009: Driving under the influence saturation patrol from Noon to 8 p.m. in Harbor Area.
Who:     
Traffic Coordination Section

Why:     
Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being a valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

Officers will be checking drivers through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and or drug impairments.  Officers will check for proper licensing and will strive to impact motorists only momentarily.  If officers suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test.  If you fail, expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, driving under the influence classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Funding for this and other DUI checkpoints are provided to the Los Angeles Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver.  For further information, please contact Officer Don Inman, Emergency Operations Division, at 213-486-0703.