Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols NA22082ah

September 23, 2022


Additional DUI Checkpoint for Friday, September 23, with be Western Avenue and 18th Street.

Friday, September 23
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Western Avenue and 8th Street
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at La Brea Avenue and Rosewood Avenue
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Florence Avenue and La Salle Avenue

Saturday, September 24
DUI Saturation Patrol from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. in Hollywood 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 Slauson Avenue and 110 Freeway
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Sherman Way and Woodman Avenue

Sunday, September 25
DUI Saturation Patrol from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Foothill Area
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Foothill 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 educating drivers on the perils of DUI and 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.