Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols
Wednesday, April 13
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m at La Brea Avenue and Oakwood Avenue
Thursday, April 14
DUI Saturation Patrol from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Northeast Area
Friday, April 15
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Fairfax Avenue and Colgate Avenue
DUI Saturation Patrol from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in South Bureau area
Saturday, April 16
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Imperial Highway and Main Street
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Cahuenga Boulevard and Broadlawn Drive
Sunday, April 17
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.in West Valley Area
Note: Locations of the checkpoints are subject to change or cancelation.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired. During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
As the state continues to work to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is committed to keeping the public safe.
The LAPD reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home. Drivers charged with 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.