Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols NA24006dm

January 18, 2024

Thursday, January 18
DUI Saturation Patrol from 4 PM to 12 AM in Hollenbeck Area

Friday, January 19
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Santa Monica Boulevard and Thayer Avenue
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at La Brea Avenue and Obama Boulevard
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Western Avenue and 8th Street

Saturday, January 20
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Wilshire Boulevard and Union Avenue

Sunday, January 21
DUI Saturation Patrol from 12 PM to 8 PM 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.

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.