Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols NA23032am

March 23, 2023

Wednesday, March 22
DUI Checkpoint from 6 P.M. to 11P.M. at La Brea Avenue and Orange Drive

Thursday, March 23
DUI Checkpoint from 6 P.M. to 11 P.M. at Ventura Boulevard and Columbus Avenue

Friday, March 24
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 P.M. to 2 A.M. in South Bureau
DUI Checkpoint from 6 P.M. to 11 P.M. at Cesar Chavez Avenue and Coronado Street

Saturday, March 25
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 P.M. to 1 A.M. in Central Area
DUI Saturation Patrol from 9 P.M. to 3 A.M. in Wilshire Area
DUI Checkpoint from 6 P.M. to 11 P.M. at Manchester Avenue and Figueroa Street

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 educating drivers on the perils of DUI and by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.

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.