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News Release

Friday, January 8, 2016

Media Relations

LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols NA16008jk

What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Friday, January 8, 2016, 4 P.M. to
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 12 A.M.

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

When:
Friday, January 8, 2016, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 1 A.M.

Where:
Manchester Avenue at Main Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 6 P.M. to
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 2 A.M.

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

When:
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 1 A.M.

Where:
Lankershim Boulevard at Oxnard Street
North Hollywood, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 5 P.M. to
Monday, January 11, 2016, 1 A.M.

Where:
Foothill 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 occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration where alcohol is served, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. The penalties for a DUI or drug-impaired arrest include but are not limited to: penalties and legal fees up to $10,000 or more, jail time, loss or your driver license and high insurance rates.

The DUI checkpoints are utilized by LAPD in support of Vision Zero, which is the City of Los Angeles' goal of ending all traffic related collision deaths by 2025. The DUI checkpoints focus on communities where preventable DUI traffic collisions are occurring through education and enforcement.

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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