Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols NA24119dm

June 27, 2024

Thursday, June 27
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Riverside Drive

Friday, June 28
DUI Saturation patrol from 4 PM to 12 AM in Newton Area
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Figueroa Street and Laconia Boulevard
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Avalon Boulevard and Opp Street

Saturday, June 29
DUI Saturation patrol from 6 PM to 2 AM in South Bureau
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at De Soto Avenue and Bassett Street

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.