DUI Crackdown Strikes in Downtown L.A.

Traffic cops don't play.
Traffic cops don't play.
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If you survived Labor Day weekend, congratulations. But party weather is still here, and local law enforcement will be back on DUI duties this weekend.

The Los Angeles Police Department says that warning you about its checkpoints and anti–drunk driving operations can reduce traffic deaths by dissuading you from getting behind the wheel after one too many.

"The DUI checkpoints are a strategy that the Los Angeles Police Department is committed to in supporting Vision Zero, which is the City of Los Angeles' goal of ending all traffic-related collision deaths by 2025," according to the department. "The DUI checkpoints bring a laser focus to communities where DUI traffic collisions are occurring that are preventable through education and enforcement."

Here's your weekend DUI cheat sheet, courtesy of local law enforcement:

Upcoming Events

Tonight from 7 p.m. to midnight, a checkpoint will be running on Olympic Boulevard at Sunbury Street near L.A. Live downtown.

Tonight from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., a checkpoint will be waiting for you on Lorena Street at Whittier Boulevard in Boyle Heights.

Tonight from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., sheriff's deputies will be running a checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the city of Malibu.

Tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., a checkpoint will come to an undisclosed location in the city of Lancaster.

Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., extra cops will hit the streets of the LAPD's South Bureau, which includes South L.A., Watts, Harbor Gateway, San Pedro, Wilmington and more. The department calls this a DUI saturation patrol.

Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., police will be operating a checkpoint on Van Nuys Boulevard at Roscoe Boulevard in Panorama City.

Sunday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., a DUI saturation patrol will strike in LAPD's Central Bureau, which includes downtown and areas just west, south and east of downtown.

Be safe.


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