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Here's Where Cops Will Be During Memorial Day Weekend's DUI Crackdown

Here's Where Cops Will Be During Memorial Day Weekend's DUI Crackdown
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It's your traditional summer kick-off, and you've purchased eight cases of beer to celebrate.

Fine. Just don't get behind the wheel. As it is, it's way too easy for cops to ensnare drunk drivers on holiday weekends. In fact, it's so easy police are even telling you pretty much exactly where they'll be for Memorial Day and the time leading up to the big holiday. And some of you will still get arrested.

Be responsible. Don't be a target:

-Tonight from 4 p.m. to midnight extra cruisers and motorcycles will hit the streets of the LAPD's downtown-and-beyond Central Bureau. Cops call it a "saturation patrol."

-Tonight from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. there will be an LAPD DUI checkpoint on Florence Avenue at Main Street in South Los Angeles.

-Tonight from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. there will be a checkpoint waiting for you on Highland Avenue at De Longpre Avenue in Hollywood.

-Tonight from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. you'll find a checkpoint on Osbourne Street at Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Pacoima.

-Tonight from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. yet another checkpoint will be serving you on Ventura Boulevard at Big Oak Drive in Sherman Oaks.

-Tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. an L.A. County Sheriff's Department checkpoint will be up and running somewhere in the city of Santa Clarita (they're not saying exactly where).

-Tonight from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Pico Rivera will host a sheriff's checkpoint. The department is not telling us exactly where it will be.

-Tonight additional checkpoints and saturation patrols will include the following, according to the sheriff's Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force (which refers to 100 L.A. County law enforcement agencies that will be looking out for drunk drivers during the holiday weekend):

Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 Multi-Agency in San Gabriel
Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 East/Pomona
Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 East Multi-Agency in Arcadia
Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 West Multi-Agency in El Segundo
Checkpoint - Pasadena
Checkpoint - CHP East Los Angeles Area
Checkpoint - CHP South Los Angeles Area ...
Checkpoint - LASD Lancaster
Checkpoint - LASD Santa Clarita
DUI Task Force Ops - Avoid the 100 West (El Camino College, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne,
Hermosa Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes
Estates, Redondo Beach, Signal Hill, South Gate, Torrance and Vernon) ...
DUI Patrols - LASD Palmdale
DUI Patrols - Azusa
DUI Patrols - Pomona
DUI Patrols - Whittier
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) - CHP Southern Division 

- Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. an LAPD saturation patrol will target the department's Southwest Division south of the 10 freeway and near USC.

-Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. a checkpoint will be running on Huntington Drive and Pueblo Avenue in El Sereno.

-Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. a DUI checkpoint will be operating somewhere in the city of Burbank (they're not saying exactly where).

-Saturday, Sunday and Monday will also see the following Avoid the 100 operations, according to the sheriff's department.

Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 West Multi-Agency in Manhattan Beach
Checkpoint - Whittier ...
Checkpoint - CHP Antelope Valley Area
Checkpoint - CHP Baldwin Park Area
Checkpoint - CHP West Valley Area
DUI Task Force Ops - CHP South Los Angeles Area
DUI Task Force Ops - Avoid the 100 East (San Gabriel, Downey, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Montebello,
Bell Gardens, Whittier)
DUI Patrols - LAPD Southwest Area
DUI Task Force Ops - Avoid the 100 West (El Camino College, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne,
Hermosa Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes
Estates, Redondo Beach, Signal Hill, South Gate, Torrance and Vernon)
DUI Task Force Ops - Avoid the 100 East (Arcadia, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, Monrovia,
El Monte, Sierra Madre)
DUI Patrols - Azusa
DUI Patrols - Long Beach
DUI Patrols - Pomona
DUI Patrols - Redondo Beach
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) - CHP Southern Division

Sunday, May 25
DUI Patrols - Avoid the 100 West (El Camino College, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach,
Huntington Park, Inglewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates,
Redondo Beach, Signal Hill, South Gate, Torrance and Vernon)
DUI Patrols - LAPD Hollenbeck Area
DUI Patrols - Whittier
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) - CHP Southern Division

Monday, May 26
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) - CHP Southern Division 

Don't say we didn't warn you.

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