Thursday, August 11
DUI Saturation Patrol from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Central Area
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Newton Area
Friday, August 12
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 6th Street and Mill Street
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Imperial Highway and Main Street
Saturday, August 13
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Olympic Area
DUI Saturation Patrol from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in South Bureau
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Balboa Boulevard and Nordhoff Street
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Whittier Boulevard and Fresno Street
Sunday, August 14
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in North Hollywood Area
Note: Locations of the checkpoints are subject to change or cancellation.
The DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes and arrests. 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 stated, “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.