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News Release

Friday, February 17, 2012

Media Relations

DUI & Driver’s License Checkpoints Followed by DUI Saturation Patrol

What:
LAPD’s Emergency Operations will staff sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints followed by a DUI saturation patrol the following evenings:

When:
DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint
Friday, February 24, 2012
8 p.m. - 2 a.m.

DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint
Saturday, February 25, 2012
8 p.m. - 2 a.m.

DUI Saturation Patrol
Sunday, February 26, 2012
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where:
  • The first checkpoint will be at Cahuenga Boulevard between Broadlawn Drive and Fredonia Drive in Studio City
  • The second checkpoint will be at Florence Avenue between Main Street and Broadway Street in Angeles.
  • The DUI Saturation Patrol will be throughout LAPD’s Hollenbeck Area.
Who:
LAPD Emergency Operations Division Officers

Why:
Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be approaching drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

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