LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoints NA16011jk

January 25, 2016

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Friday, January 22, 2016, 8 P.M. to Saturday, January 23, 2016, 1 A.M.

Where:Sherman Way at Independence Avenue Canoga Park, California _________________________________________

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When:Saturday, January 23, 2016, 8 P.M. to Sunday, January 24, 2016, 1 A.M.

Where:La Brea Avenue at Melrose Avenue 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 occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration where alcohol is served, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. The penalties for a DUI or drug-impaired arrest include but are not limited to: penalties and legal fees up to $10,000 or more, jail time, loss or your driver license and high insurance rates.

The DUI checkpoints are utilized by LAPD in support of Vision Zero, which is the City of Los Angeles’ goal of ending all traffic related collision deaths by 2025. The DUI checkpoints focus on communities where preventable DUI traffic collisions are occurring through education and enforcement.

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.