Los Angeles, CA: LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrol

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Los Angeles, CA: LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrol

What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Friday, January 4, 2013
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Lincoln Boulevard at Maxella Avenue
Marina Del Rey
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What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Friday, January 4, 2013
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Sunset Boulevard at Orange Grove Avenue
Hollywood
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What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Friday, January 4, 2013
6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Where: Imperial Highway at San Pedro Street
Los Angeles
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What: Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When: Saturday, January 5, 2013
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Roscoe Boulevard at Sheldon Street
Sun Valley
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What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Sunday, January 6, 2012
5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: North Hollywood Area

Why: 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, LAPD Traffic Coordination Section.

This DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring
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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you have any questions
regarding this checkpoint or the DUI saturation patrol, please contact Officer Don Inman at
(213) 486-0703.

Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911!

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