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Big LAPD DUI Crackdown in Hollywood This Weekend

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Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 7:05 AM

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See a last-minute entry in the weekend DUI derby at the bottom.

Cops are getting into the spirit of the holidays a bit early this year. They want to give you the gift of jail and express thanks for being an idiot.

Police will be cracking down on drunk drivers not once but twice in Hollywood this weekend. And there will be drunk driver checkpoints for you in the Valley, South L.A., and beyond.

Here's what we know:

-Tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. extra police will be on the streets of Hollywood looking for impaired drivers. The LAPD calls it a "saturation patrol."

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-Tonight from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. the LAPD will have DUI checkpoint waiting for you on Ventura Boulevard at Columbus Avenue in Sherman Oaks.


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-Saturday cops will be back in Hollywood from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. for yet another DUI saturation patrol.

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-Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight cops will have a checkpoint on Slauson Avenue at Vermont Avenue in South L.A.


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-Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. a DUI checkpoint will be running on Roscoe Boulevard at Woodley Avenue in gorgeous North Hills.


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-Saturday from 8 p.m. until an undisclosed time L.A. County Sheriff's Department will have a drunk driver checkpoint operating somewhere in the city of Norwalk (they won't tell us exactly where).


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-Sunday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. there will be a DUI saturation patrol in the LAPD's 77th Division area of South L.A.

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We want you to be thankful that you didn't get arrested. So be safe.

[Added at 1:33 p.m.]: The LAPD's Northeast Division tells us it also has a weekend DUI "task force" working an undisclosed neighborhood in its area, which includes Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Mount Washington, Highland Park, Eagle Rock and more.

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