We're not sure why the end of summer is DUI crackdown season, what with all the other wonderful times of year to find drunktards on the road — St. Patrick's Day, Cinco De Mayo, New Year's Eve, at. al.
It just is.
We've got a boatload of info for you in our latest edition of LA Weekly's DUI checkpoint and drunk patrol cheat sheet. The action starts tonight:
–Tonight there will be a DUI checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Sunset Boulevard between El Centro Avenue and Argyle Avenue in Hollywood (right near the Palladium).
–Tonight (again!) there will be a checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Figueroa Street at Ninth Street downtown (near LA Live).
–Tonight (again, again!) there will be a sheriff's checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. somewhere in the city of Norwalk (they're not saying exactly where).
-And, finally, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is spearheading a late-summer drunktard roundup as part of what it calls a “summer/Labor Day national anti-DUI crackdown.”
They're not giving us all the details, but they do have a list of targeted areas:
Thursday, August 23, 2012
DUI Patrol – LAPD – Hollenbeck Area
Friday, August 24, 2012
DUI Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 (West) – Hermosa Beach
DUI Checkpoint – Bell Gardens
DUI Checkpoint – South Pasadena
DUI Checkpoint – Whittier
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – North Hollywood
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – Southwest Area
DUI Checkpoint – LASD Norwalk
DUI Checkpoint – CHP West L.A.
DUI Patrol – Whittier
DUI Patrol – Santa Monica
Saturday, August 25, 2012
DUI Checkpoint – Beverly Hills
DUI Checkpoint – Long Beach
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – Southeast Area
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – Van Nuys Area
DUI Checkpoint – LASD – Compton
DUI Checkpoint – Norwalk
DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)
Sunday, August 26, 2012
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – Harbor Area
Don't say we didn't warn you.