Thursday, August 18
DUI Checkpoint from 6 pm to 11 pm at Santa Monica Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue
Friday, August 19
DUI Checkpoint from 6 pm to 11 pm at Ventura Boulevard and Hayvenhurst Avenue
DUI Checkpoint from 6 pm to 11 pm at York Boulevard and Mesa Avenue
Saturday, August 20
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 pm to 1 am in Newton Area
DUI Checkpoint from 6 pm to 11 pm at Reseda Boulevard and Devonshire Street
DUI Checkpoint from 6 pm to 11 pm at Sunset Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue
Sunday, August 21
DUI Saturation Patrol from 11 am to 9 pm in Pacific Area
DUI Saturation Patrol from 12 pm to 8 pm in 77th Street Area
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 pm to 1 am in Van Nuys 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 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 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.