Superbowl Drunks to Be Targeted All Weekend by LAPD: Here's Your Cheat Sheet
Are you ready for some ... jail?
Nothing like a few bars to make a big, football-loving brawler turn into a bawl-er.
Ever the Buzz Killington, the LAPD is going balls out -- no pun intended -- for Superbowl weekend, including a "saturation patrol" and DUI checkpoints.
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We're putting our money on them. So here's the deal, sports fans:
-Tonight there's a DUI checkpoint at Vermont Avenue and 5th Street in eastern Koreatown from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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-Saturday there's a checkpoint at Foothill Boulevard and Hubbard Street in Sylmar from 8 to 2.
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-And on game day there's a DUI saturation patrol in the LAPD's 77th Street Division (PDF map) area in South L.A. from noon to 8 p.m.
Even if you plan to keep it cozy at home the department warns that "you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in a drunk-driving crash."
The LAPD wants you to be aware of how much alcohol is on hand if you're hosting a Superbowl party -- and it asks that you designate sober drivers for your pals.
LAPD Capt. Ivan Minsal must have hired away a writer from Family Guy, because he made us laugh but, at the same time, conveyed a reasonable message:
Make the right play and pass your keys to a designated driver so they can get you home safely. There is no excuse to get flagged for a false start.
Right? So, yeah, don't get tackled by these coppers.
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