Wednesday, March 15
DUI Saturation Patrol from 9 P.M to 3 A.M in Olympic Area
Thursday, March 16
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 P.M to 1 A.M in Newton Area
Friday, March 17
DUI Checkpoint from 6 P.M to 11 P.M at Crenshaw Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard
DUI Checkpoint from 6 P.M to 11 P.M at Reseda Boulevard and Devonshire Street
DUI Checkpoint from 6 P.M to 11 P.M at Hollywood Boulevard and Gower Street
DUI Checkpoint from 6 P.M to 11 P.M at Venice Boulevard and Walgrove Avenue
Saturday, March 18
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 at Victory Boulevard and Babcock Avenue
Sunday, March 19
DUI Saturation Patrol from 12 P.M to 8 P.M in Foothill Area
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 P.M to 1 A.M in North Hollywood Area
Note: Locations of the checkpoints are subject to change or cancelation.
This St. Patrick’s Day don’t push your luck by letting drunk drive. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate responsibly by not driving under the influence.
Commander Valenzuela, Commanding Officer, Traffic Group said, “Leave your keys at home and plan ahead before you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Designate a sober driver, schedule a ride share or make other plans to get home safely if you plan to consume alcohol.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest times on our nation’s roads. In 2020, more than 11,000 people in the U.S. died in drunk-driving crashes.
The LAPD warns the community that alcohol is not the only substance that can cause impairment. Marijuana, prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may also impair. Do your research and understand how certain drugs may affect your driving ability.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.