L.A. DUI Crackdown Targets Downtown, The Grove Area, Malibu
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:
-Tonight from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. there will be a DUI checkpoint on Fairfax Avenue at Colgate Avenue near The Grove.
View Larger Map
-Today and tonight
, from 4 p.m. to midnight, extra cars and motorcycles will be patrolling the streets of downtown in search of drunk drivers. The LAPD calls this a "saturation patrol."
-Tonight from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. another saturation patrol will happen, this time in the LAPD's 77th Street Division area of South L.A.
-Tonight the L.A. County Sheriff's Department will have its own checkpoint running somewhere in the city of Santa Clarita (they're not saying exactly where). It happens from 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., the department states.
-Tonight from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. sheriff's deputies will have a checkpoint in operation somewhere in the city of La Puente.
-Tonight from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. a sheriff's checkpoint will be up and running somewhere in the city of Malibu.
-Tonight from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. it's the Pasadena Police Department's turn to run a checkpoint somewhere in its jurisdiction.
-Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. the LAPD will have a checkpoint waiting for you on Van Nuys Boulevard at Roscoe Boulevard in panoramic Panorama City.
View Larger Map
from 4 p.m. to midnight the LAPD will operate a saturation patrol in the downtown area.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- Kabbalah Centre and Its Former Rabbi to the Stars to Pay $177,500 in Sexual Battery Suit
Sun., Nov. 29, 6:30pm
Mon., Nov. 30, 7:00pm
Mon., Nov. 30, 7:30pm
Tue., Dec. 1, 7:30pm
- Bicycle Is Returned to Child, but Alleged Bully Bike Thief Is Still On the Loose
- Thanksgiving Travelers Will Enjoy Lowest Gas Prices Since Early 2009