Fresh off a full-moon high, it's going to be another wild summer weekend in Los Angeles.
It's also going to be jam packed with the antithesis of party people, cops, on the hunt for drunk drivers. For whatever reason, there seem to be a lot of DUI operations throughout Greater Los Angeles planned for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There's even a crackdown on Monday (see details below).
Under state law police have to give you notice about checkpoints. But the Los Angeles Police Department also says that broadcasting information about its anti-drunk driver crackdowns could save lives by dissuading you from getting behind the wheel after one too many.
Here's your information, via the local law:
Tonight from 4 p.m. to midnight the LAPD will put extra officers on the streets of its Central Bureau area, which includes downtown and communities just south, east (Boyle Heights), northeast (Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Silver Lake) and west (Westlake) of downtown. The department calls this a DUI saturation patrol.
Tonight from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. a checkpoint will be awaiting your arrival on Florence Avenue at Main Street in South L.A.
Tonight from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. a checkpoint will be up and running on Vermont Avenue at Sixth Street in Koreatown.
Tonight from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. a sheriff's checkpoint will be operational at an undisclosed location in West Hollywood.
Tonight from 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. a Culver City police DUI checkpoint will be happening in the 10800 block of Culver Boulevard in their fair city.
Tonight from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. a sheriff's checkpoint will be planted at an undisclosed location in the city of Malibu.
Tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. a sheriff's checkpoint will be waiting for you at an undisclosed location in Temple City.
Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. a saturation patrol will strike in the LAPD's Harbor Division area, which includes San Pedro, Wilmington and most of Harbor Gateway.
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. a checkpoint will be happening on Sherman Way at Amigo Avenue in Reseda.
Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. a checkpoint will be running at an undisclosed location in Burbank.
Sunday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. a saturation patrol will be looking for drunk drivers in the LAPD's Foothill Division area, which includes Lake View Terrace, Pacoima, Shadow Hills, Sun Valley, Sunland, Tujunga and more.
Monday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. a saturation patrol will converge on the LAPD's Wilshire Division area, which includes Carthay Circle, Fairfax, Hancock Park, Larchmont Village, Little Ethiopia,Mid-City, Miracle Mile, South Carthay, Wilshire Vista, Windsor Square and parts of Wilshire Center, Arlington Heights and Country Club Park.