This weekend you will celebrate the fruits of American labor.
But no matter how hard you work, Los Angeles area police are granting no get-out-of-jail-free cards to those suspected of driving under the influence.
“Over the past three years, there have been 7,048 DUI-related traffic collisions in Los Angeles, which have resulted in 60 fatalities and 2,818 injuries,” according to the LAPD. “The Los Angeles Police Department reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver.”
Got it? Good. Now here's your DUI crackdown cheat sheet, courtesy of local law enforcement:
Tonight from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. extra cops will be on the streets of the LAPD's Mission Division area in the San Fernando Valley. The department calls this a DUI saturation patrol.
Tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. a saturation patrol will hit the streets of the LAPD's Central Bureau area, which covers downtown, the Eastside and areas immediately west and south of downtown.
Tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. there will be a checkpoint an undisclosed location in the city of Lancaster.
Tonight from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. a checkpoint will be lurking at an undisclosed location in the City of Champions — Inglewood.
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. a DUI checkpoint will be waiting for you on Ventura Boulevard at Columbus Avenue in Sherman Oaks.
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. a checkpoint will be running at Florence Avenue and Main Street in South L.A.
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. a checkpoint will be awaiting your arrival at Rosecrans and Menlo avenues in Harbor Gateway.
Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. a checkpoint will be happening at an undisclosed location in the city of Burbank.
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