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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Media Relations

LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols NA15177rmh

What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7 P.M. to
Friday, September 18, 2015, 3 A.M.

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

When:
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7 P.M. to
Friday, September 18, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where:
Vermont Avenue at 5th Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, September 18, 2015, 7 P.M. to
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where:
Figueroa Street at Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, September 18, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
Lankershim Boulevard at Vanowen Street
North Hollywood, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, September 18, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
Van Nuys Boulevard at Hart Street
Van Nuys, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, September 18, 2015, 9 P.M. to
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2 A.M.

Where:
Sunset Boulevard at Orange Grove Avenue
Los Angeles, California
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
Lincoln Boulevard at Maxella Avenue
Marina Del Rey, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

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

Where:
Newton 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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