DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrol throughout the City of Los Angeles NA15038rh

March 13, 2015

What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Thursday, March 12, 2015 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Olympic Area _________________________________________

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Friday, March 13, 2015 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Slauson Avenue at Vermont Avenue Los Angeles _________________________________________

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Osborne Street at Laurel Canyon Boulevard Pacoima _________________________________________

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.