LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrol NA15153dm

August 14, 2015

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Friday, August 14, 2015, 8 P.M. to Saturday, August 15, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Roscoe Boulevard at Whitsett Avenue Sun Valley, California _________________________________________

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8 P.M. to Sunday, August 16, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Fairfax Avenue at Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, California _________________________________________

What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Sunday, August 16, 2015, 4 P.M. to Monday, August 17, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where: Mission Area

Note: Checkpoints are subject to change or cancellation.

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.