Can you say early spring?

Yeah, as things warm up out there, the heat is on. The LAPD, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and Long Beach police have a bunch of DUI checkpoints waiting for you this weekend.

They want you to know about them in hopes that maybe you'll avoid drinking and driving altogether. Here's your drunk-driver checkpoint cheat sheet for the weekend:

Friday (tonight):

-The LAPD will operate a checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Hyperion Avenue and Scotland Street in Silver Lake.

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-From 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a checkpoint at Figueroa and Ninth streets downtown.

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-From 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. there will be a DUI “saturation patrol” throughout the LAPD's Hollywood Division area.

Credit: LAPD

Credit: LAPD

-From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. there will be an L.A. County Sheriff's Department checkpoint somewhere in the city of Carson (they're not telling us exactly where).

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-From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. the LAPD will have a checkpoint waiting for you at Cahuenga Boulevard and Broadlawn Drive near Universal City.

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-From 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Long Beach police will have a checkpoint set up in its North Division area (they're not telling us exactly where).


-From 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. the LAPD will be on “saturation patrol” in the Department's Foothill Division area.

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Be safe.

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