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DUI Checkpoints Target Silver Lake Hipsters, South L.A. Drivers

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Fri, May 31, 2013 at 9:01 AM

click to enlarge BRIAN ERZEN FOR LA WEEKLY
  • Brian Erzen for LA Weekly
You probably think that, after the Memorial Day Weekend smack-down that included hundreds of arrests in L.A. County, your friendly neighborhood law officers are going to take a break.

Wrong again, mojito breath. The LAPD never sleeps! This weekend they have two checkpoints waiting for you, including one in Silver Lake:

-Tonight there will be a checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Hyperion Avenue at Scotland Street in Silver Lake.


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-Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. there will be another checkpoint on Manchester Avenue west of Main Street in South Los Angeles.


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Why are we telling you this? The LAPD wants us to. They say that if you know they're out there, maybe you won't drink and drive. The department states:

The deterrent effect of sobriety checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving.

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