LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols

July 30, 2015

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 7 P.M. to Friday, July 31, 2015, 12 A.M.

Where: Vermont Avenue at 5th Street Los Angeles, California _________________________________________ What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8 P.M. to Sunday, August 2, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Sepulveda Boulevard at Parthenia Street North Hills, California _________________________________________ What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 12 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Where: Newton Area _________________________________________

What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 5 P.M. to Monday, August 3, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where: Foothill Area _________________________________________ 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 cost 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.