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Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Spring DUI Crackdown Hits L.A.

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Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 9:06 AM
After this week's April showers it's time to get out and enjoy spring in L.A.

Just don't overdo it. The Los Angeles Police Department has been pretty consistent in recent years when it comes to cracking down on drunk drivers.

The only good news here is that cops are warning you where they'll be, hoping that you'll think twice about drinking and driving. Here's your weekend cheat sheet:

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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DUI Checkpoint & Patrols Hit Hollywood

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Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:06 AM
ANNE FISHBEIN FOR LA WEEKLY
  • Anne Fishbein for LA Weekly
We know what you're thinking:

You're still hung over from St. Patrick's Day. Understandable. But the LAPD doesn't give you hangover breaks. The department will be back on the DUI beat this weekend, starting tonight.

And cops will be paying special attention to that clubland community we call Hollywood:

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

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St. Patrick's Weekend DUI Crackdown Hits L.A.

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Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 8:04 AM
Even though St. Patrick's Day is Monday, you might as well call this St. Patrick's Weekend. The police are certainly thinking of it that way.

The anti-DUI troops will hit the streets starting today, so don't count on the luck of the Irish to get you out of a drunk-driving arrest. No four leaf clovers will help, either.

Here's the 411:

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

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DUI Crackdown in Downtown L.A.

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Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 8:05 AM
L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
  • L.A. County Sheriff's Department
One of the biggest beer holidays of the year, St. Patrick's Day, is right around the corner, but the LAPD and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department don't appear to be resting up beforehand.

There are several checkpoints and DUI patrols planned for the weekend, including a two-day crackdown in downtown L.A. It seems like police want to clean up the streets before and after Sunday's LA Marathon, which starts at Dodger Stadium and snakes through downtown before heading to the beach.

Here's the 411:

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

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L.A. DUI Crackdown Targets Downtown, The Grove Area, Malibu

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Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:02 AM
ANNE FISHBEIN/LA WEEKLY
  • Anne Fishbein/LA Weekly
Seems to us that, in the days leading up the annual Academy Awards, the LAPD cleans up the streets as well as any strong Pacific storm would.

True to form, the LAPD has a solid lineup of DUI checkpoints and drunk-driver patrols waiting for you this weekend. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department and Pasadena police are also joining in on the fun.

In the city of Los Angeles, the LAPD will be operating a checkpoint near The Grove shopping center, a first in recent years if our memory is correct, as well as a pair of DUI patrols downtown. Here's the 411:

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

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DUI Checkpoints for Valentine's Weekend

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Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 9:03 AM
JOEY ZANOTTI/LA WEEKLY FLICKR POOL
You think love hurts, just wait until the LAPD gets a hold of your drunk-driving ass.

Cupid ain't got nothing on these cops. The Automobile Club of Southern California says a DUI could cost you nearly $16,000 in fines, fees, towing and other legal pain. That's a lot more than that prix fixe dinner you were planning.

Lucky for you we have the ultimate Valentine: A DUI checkpoint cheat sheet for the weekend. The fun starts tonight:

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

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DUI Checkpoints in Hollywood, Silver Lake Tonight

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Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 8:06 AM
MIKEY WALLY/LA WEEKLY FLICKR POOL.
It's the month of love.

But getting a DUI will ruin the mood. They cost nearly $16,000 in fines, towing, court costs and legal fees, the AAA of Southern California says. You won't have much left over for that overpriced, prix fixe meal Feb. 14.

So here's your warning, kids: Local cops are going to do their best to cool off your February with a series of checkpoints and patrols this weekend. Locations include party hot spot Hollywood and hipster haven Silver Lake. And we have the deets:

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

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Weekend DUI Crackdown on Westside, in Hollywood

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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 2:34 PM
LAPD's DUI crackdowns are usually predictable, focusing on the usual areas of Hollywood, Koreatown, downtown, South L.A. and certain parts of the Valley. 

For the first time in months the department is setting up on the Westside, ... albeit in a black neighborhood. (Do white people drink and drive too?)

See also: Welcome To America, Now Give Us Your Car.

Without further adieu, we bring you your weekend DUI checkpoint cheat sheet:

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

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Drunk Driver Patrol in Hollywood Tonight

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Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 7:03 AM
If you think it was hot out this week, just wait until you hit the streets tonight.

The LAPD was a little quiet in the weeks following its massive holiday DUI crackdown. But now that cops have had time to catch their breath, they're coming back with a vengeance.

Lucky for you, with have the 411 on DUI checkpoints and drunk patrols. Listen up:

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

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Tito Ortiz Arrested for DUI; Jenna Jameson Gloats

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Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM
TITOORTIZ.COM
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UFC legend Tito Ortiz, who has publicly criticized the estranged mother of his children, ex-porn star Jenna Jameson, for alleged chemical-abuse issues, might have a substance problem of his own.

And after the mixed martial artist was arrested this morning on suspicion of DUI, Jameson was quick to use Twitter to proclaim, "I knew karma would get him!"

Really:

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