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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).


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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).


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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).


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-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.

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