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4th of July Weekend Checkpoints, DUI Patrols Start Tonight

4th of July Weekend Checkpoints, DUI Patrols Start Tonight
Lina Lecaro for LA Weekly

The 4th of July holiday is not a license to ill.

And yet it remains one of the top amateur drinking holidays in America, right up there next to New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo. Catching drunks behind the wheel is too easy for cops. Sheesh -- police will even tell you where they'll be:

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department, the LAPD and other area agencies will be cracking down on DUI the whole holiday weekend.

-Tonight, according to a sheriff's statement, cops will be looking for drunk motorists in the following communities:

DUI Patrol- El Segundo

DUI Patrol- Gardena

DUI Patrol- Hawthorne

DUI Patrol- Hermosa Beach

DUI Patrol- Huntington Park

DUI Patrol- Inglewood

DUI Patrol- Long Beach

DUI Patrol- Manhattan Beach

DUI Patrol- Palos Verdes Estates

DUI Patrol- Redondo Beach

DUI Patrol- Santa Monica

DUI Patrol- Signal Hill

DUI Patrol- South Gate

DUI Patrol- Torrance

DUI Patrol- Vernon

DUI Patrol- CHP - West L.A.

-Then, on Friday, they've got checkpoints and patrols, according to the sheriff's department:

DUI Checkpoint - Hawthorne

DUI Checkpoint- Manhattan Beach

DUI Checkpoint- Pomona

DUI Checkpoint- CHP - East L.A.

DUI Checkpoint- CHP - Newhall

DUI Checkpoint- CHP - Altadena

DUI Checkpoint- LAPD - Hollywood

DUI Checkpoint- LAPD - North Hollywood

DUI Checkpoint- LASD - Lakewood

DUI Patrol- El Segundo

DUI Patrol- Gardena

DUI Patrol- Hawthorne

DUI Patrol- Hermosa Beach

DUI Patrol- Huntington Park

DUI Patrol- Inglewood

DUI Patrol- Long Beach

DUI Patrol- Manhattan Beach

DUI Patrol- Palos Verdes Estates

DUI Patrol- Pomona

DUI Patrol- Redondo Beach

DUI Patrol- San Gabriel

DUI Patrol- Santa Monica

DUI Patrol- Signal Hill

DUI Patrol- South Gate

DUI Patrol- Torrance

DUI Patrol- Vernon

DUI Patrol- LAPD - Newton

DUI Patrol- LAPD - Southwest Area

Here are some specifics on the LAPD's own Friday checkpoints:

-From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. there will be a checkpoint waiting for you at Santa Monica Boulevard and Bronson Avenue in Hollywood, the department says.


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-Also from 8 to 2 there will be a checkpoint at Cahuenga Boulevard and Oakshire Drive in the Universal City area, according to the LAPD.


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On Saturday, the sheriff's department states, this is what you can expect out there:

DUI Checkpoint- Multi-Agency in the City of Arcadia (Including Arcadia, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, Monrovia, El Monte and Sierra Madre)

DUI Checkpoint- CHP - West Valley

DUI Checkpoint- LAPD - Southwest area

DUI Checkpoint- LAPD - Newton

DUI Checkpoint- LAPD - North Hollywood

DUI Checkpoint- LAPD - Northeast Area

DUI Patrol- Alhambra

DUI Patrol- Azusa

DUI Patrol- Bell Gardens

DUI Patrol- Burbank

DUI Patrol- Claremont

DUI Patrol- Covina

DUI Patrol- Downey

DUI Patrol - El Segundo

DUI Patrol- Gardena

DUI Patrol- Glendale

DUI Patrol- Glendora

DUI Patrol- Hawthorne

DUI Patrol- Hermosa Beach

DUI Patrol- Huntington Park

DUI Patrol- Inglewood

DUI Patrol- Long Beach

DUI Patrol- Manhattan Beach

DUI Patrol- Monrovia

DUI Patrol- Montebello

DUI Patrol- Monterey Park

DUI Patrol- Palos Verdes Estates

DUI Patrol- Pasadena

DUI Patrol- Pomona

DUI Patrol- Redondo Beach

DUI Patrol- San Fernando

DUI Patrol- San Gabriel

DUI Patrol- San Marino

DUI Patrol- Santa Monica

DUI Patrol- Signal Hill

DUI Patrol- South Gate

DUI Patrol- Torrance

DUI Patrol- Vernon

DUI Patrol- South Pasadena

DUI Patrol- Whittier

DUI Patrol- CHP - South L.A.

DUI Patrol- CHP - East L.A.

DUI Patrol- CHP - Santa Fe Springs

More details about the LAPD's own party on Saturday follow ...

 

4th of July Weekend Checkpoints, DUI Patrols Start Tonight
Lina Lecaro for LA Weekly

From 6 p.m. to midnight here will be a DUI checkpoint at Figueroa Street and Vernon Avenue in South L.A.


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From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. there will be a checkpoint at Florence Avenue and Broadway in South L.A.


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From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. cops will be at Lankershim Boulevard and Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood.


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From 8 to 2 they'll be at Fountain and Bates avenues in Silver Lake.


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On Sunday here's what's in store, according to a sheriff's statement:

DUI Patrol- El Segundo

DUI Patrol- Gardena

DUI Patrol- Hawthorne

DUI Patrol- Hermosa Beach

DUI Patrol- Huntington Park

DUI Patrol- Inglewood

DUI Patrol- Long Beach

DUI Patrol- Manhattan Beach

DUI Patrol- Palos Verdes Estates

DUI Patrol- Redondo Beach

DUI Patrol- Santa Monica

DUI Patrol- Signal Hill

DUI Patrol- South Gate

DUI Patrol- Torrance

DUI Patrol- Vernon

DUI Patrol- LAPD Harbor

DUI Patrol- LAPD Devonshire

Oh, and in case you're thinking the freeways are a more lenient way to go, they are not. The California Highway Patrol will be in the midst of a "maximum enforcement period" for the holiday weekend.

What to do? Call a taxi. Or use AAA's free Tipsy Tow service: 1-800-400-4222.

Have fun. Be safe.

Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Dennis Romero on Twitter at @dennisjromero. Follow LA Weekly News on Twitter at @laweeklynews.


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