Thursday, May 19
DUI Saturation Patrol from 3 PM to 11 PM in Devonshire Area
Friday, May 20
DUI Saturation Patrol from 3 PM to 11 PM in West Los Angeles Area
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 PM to 1 AM in Newton Area
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 PM to 1 AM in Olympic Area
DUI Saturation Patrol from 6 PM to 2 AM in South Bureau
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Balboa Boulevard and Nordhoff Street
Saturday, May 21
DUI Saturation Patrol from 3 PM to 11 PM in North Hollywood Area
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Alvarado Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Imperial Highway and Compton Avenue
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.
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 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.