LOS ANGELES, California – Several divisions of the Los Angeles Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint as well as an DUI Saturation Patrol tonight and Saturday night in an effort to deter motorists from driving drunk and or drugged driving, according to a press release issued today by the LAPD.

  • On Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, a Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint will be held from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on at Alvarado Street at Beverly Boulevard.  Additionally, police will be holding a DUI Saturation Patrol in the Hollywood area on Friday night from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., the report said.
  • On Saturday, Jan. 12, police will be conducting a Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Roscoe Boulevard and Noble Avenue in Panorama City. Also, a DUI Saturation Patrol will be held from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday in the 77th Street area. A second DUI Saturation Patrol will be held 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Northeast area.

Police are hoping the crackdown on drunk drivers will help promote better road safety.
 As motorists drive through the checkpoint, police officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Anyone who is caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be taken to jail, have their license suspended, pay higher insurance, as well as pay fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses.

“Over the course of the past year, DUI-related collisions have claimed twelve lives and injured 825 of our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles,” said Lieutenant Ronald Katona, Traffic Coordination Section.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.  Questions regarding the checkpoints or the DUI saturation patrols may be directed to Officer Don Inman at 213-486-0703.

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