Los Angeles Police Department to Conduct DUI Checkpoints & DUI Saturation Patrols NR23083jc

July 19, 2023

Wednesday, July 19
DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 PM to 1 AM in Olympic Area

Thursday, July 20
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Alameda Street and 3rd Street

Friday, July 21
DUI Saturation Patrol from 4 PM to 12 AM in Central Area
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Venice Boulevard and Walgrove Avenue

Saturday, July 22
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Victory Boulevard and Babcock Avenue
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Marylee Street
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Crenshaw Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard

Sunday, July 23
DUI Saturation Patrol from 3 PM to 11 PM in West Valley 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.