Thursday, February 1
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Rinaldi Street
Friday, February 2
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Vanowen Street and Rhodes Avenue
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Santa Monica Boulevard and Bronson Avenue
Saturday, February 3
DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Wilshire Boulevard and Union Avenue
DUI Saturation Patrol from 4 PM to 12 AM in Rampart Area
Sunday, February 4
DUI Saturation Patrol from 12 PM to 8 PM in Topanga Area
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.