Friday, April 29
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Alameda Street and 4th Street
Saturday, April 30
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 PM to 1 AM in Newton Area
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Van Nuys Boulevard and Remick Avenue
Sunday, May 1
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 PM to 1 AM in Topanga Area
Note: Locations of the checkpoints are subject to change or cancelation.
The DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.
Commander Pasos, Commanding Officer of Traffic Group said, “Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk. Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”
The Los Angeles Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.