LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols NA15195aj

October 14, 2015

What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 4 P.M. to Friday, October 16, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where: Central Bureau _________________________________________

What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Friday, October 16, 2015, 5 P.M. to Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Southwest Area _________________________________________

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Friday, October 16, 2015, 8 P.M. to Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Vermont Avenue at 6th Street Los Angeles, California _________________________________________

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.