Here Are The DUI Checkpoints For St. Paddy's Day Weekend
There will be a major DUI crackdown this St. Paddy's Day weekend (Photo by Denis Vrublevski via Shutterstock)
There's going to be a pretty major DUI crackdown in Los Angeles over the St. Patrick's Day weekend, so think twice about getting behind the wheel after drinking all that green beer.
Even though the holiday doesn't actually start until Monday, authorities are expecting Angelenos to start partying early. The LAPD released a list of sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols in our city of Angels.
Some folks think listing checkpoints allows drunk drivers to get away with putting lives in danger, but research shows that publicizing these spots actually lowers the number of drunk drivers on the road.
"People having foresight aren't the ones who are committing this crime," LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told LAist. "People who are thinking ahead aren't the ones that this checkpoint is likely to catch. I think that the publicity surrounding these things is so important that if you give a couple of locations, that's fine."
Here are the checkpoints in the area:
Friday, March 14
There will be a DUI saturation patrol in the Central Bureau area from 4 P.M. to 12 A.M.
And another saturation patrol in the 77th Street Area from 5 P.M. to 1 A.M.
The first sobriety checkpoint on Friday will take place on Vermont Avenue at 6th Street in the Olympic Area from 8 P.M. to 2 A.M.
Another sobriety checkpoint will hit Sepulveda Boulevard at Parthenia Street in the Mission Area. from 8 P.M. to 2 A.M.
Saturday, March 15
Figueroa Street at 112th Street in the Southeast Area will have a sobriety checkpoint from 7 P.M. to 1 A.M.
Another sobriety checkpoint will take place on Van Nuys Boulevard at the 5 Freeway in the Mission Area from 8 P.M. to 2 A.M.
There will be a sobriety checkpoint from 8 P.M. to 2 A.M. on Florence Avenue at Broadway in the Newton Area
And Saturday gets topped off with a sobriety checkpoint from 8 P.M. to 2 A.M. on Figueroa Street at 9th Street in the Central Area.
Sunday, March 16
There will be a DUI saturation patrol from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. in the Hollenbeck area.
And another DUI saturation patrol from 5 P.M. to 1 A.M. in the Southwest area.
Monday, March 17
And on St. Paddy's Day, it looks like there will be a DUI saturation patrol from 5 P.M. to 1 A.M. in the North Hollywood Area.
Be safe out there!