LAPD's DUI crackdowns are usually predictable, focusing on the usual areas of Hollywood, Koreatown, downtown, South L.A. and certain parts of the Valley.
For the first time in months the department is setting up on the Westside, … albeit in a black neighborhood. (Do white people drink and drive too?)
Without further adieu, we bring you your weekend DUI checkpoint cheat sheet:
–Today there will be extra patrol cars and motorcycle units on the streets west of downtown. They'll be looking specifically for drunk drivers. The so-called “saturation patrol” happens from 4 p.m. to midnight in the LAPD's Rampart Division area that includes Westlake, Pico-Union and parts of Echo Park and Silver Lake.
–Today from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. there will be another DUI saturation patrol, this one in the LAPD's Harbor Division area that includes San Pedro, Wilmington and Harbor Gateway.
–Tonight from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. there will be an LAPD DUI checkpoint operating on La Cienega Boulevard at Sawyer street in the Crestview neighborhood of the department's West Los Angeles Division.
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–Tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will be operating a checkpoint somewhere in the city of Palmdale (they're not telling us exactly where).
–Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. extra drunk-driver patrols will be hunting the streets of the LAPD's Hollywood Division. Party people beware.
–Sunday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. the saturation patrol will be back, this time in the LAPD's Foothill Division area of the San Fernando Valley.
You've been warned.