LAPD targets Drivers with checkpoints

LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoints & DUI Saturation Patrols Operations Encompass Several Divisions     What:              Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint  When:             Friday, January 11, 2013                         8 p.m. to 2 a.m.   Where:            Alvarado Street at Beverly Boulevard          Los Angeles _________________________________________   What:              DUI Saturation Patrol   When:             Friday, January 11, 2013                         7 p.m. to 3 a.m.  Where:            Hollywood Area _________________________________________   What:              Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint  When:             Saturday, January 12, 2013                         7 p.m. to 3 a.m.   Where:            Roscoe Boulevard at Noble Avenue          Panorama City _________________________________________   What:              DUI Saturation Patrol   When:             Saturday, January 12, 2013                         5 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Where:            77th Street Area _________________________________________   (more)       What:              DUI Saturation Patrol   When:             Saturday, January 12, 2013                         6 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Where:            Northeast Area   Background Information:   Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk          and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.      Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of        alcohol and/or drug impairment.  Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license             suspension and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and   other expenses.               All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local          roadways by impaired drivers. “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.               Hopefully, the checkpoints will reduce those tragedies, as well as ensure that             drivers have a valid driver’s license.  A major component of these checkpoints is to       increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober, designated   drivers.               According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints          have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.               Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic      Safety through the NHTSA.  Questions regarding the checkpoints or the DUI saturation     patrols may be directed to Officer Don Inman at (213) 486-0703.   Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911!

LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoints & DUI Saturation Patrols
Operations Encompass Several Divisions

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Friday, January 11, 2013
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Alvarado Street at Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles
_________________________________________

What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Friday, January 11, 2013
7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Where: Hollywood Area
_________________________________________

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Saturday, January 12, 2013
7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Where: Roscoe Boulevard at Noble Avenue
Panorama City
_________________________________________

What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Saturday, January 12, 2013
5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: 77th Street Area
_________________________________________

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What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Saturday, January 12, 2013
6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Northeast Area

Background
Information: Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. “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.

Hopefully, the checkpoints will reduce those tragedies, as well as ensure that
drivers have a valid driver’s license. A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober, designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

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

Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911!

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