Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols NA24087rc

March 29, 2024

Friday, March 29
DUI Saturation Patrol from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. in Newton Area
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Fairfax Avenue and Electric Drive

Saturday, March 30
DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Paxton Street

Sunday, March 31
DUI Saturation Patrol from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Foothill Area

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.