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LAPD Running At Least 2 DUI Checkpoints This Weekend

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The Los Angeles Police Department will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols tonight and Sunday as part of their ongoing campaign to remove dangerous drivers from the roads and educate the public on safety risks of driving under the influence.

Tonight's area of concentration will be from 8 p.m. tonight to 2 a.m. Saturday, December 10 on Ventura Boulevard between Noble Avenue and Bronson Avenue in Sherman Oaks.

Sunday, the LAPD will be out from Noon to 8 p.m. in the Northeast area.

During these times, officers will be looking for proper licensing and signs of alcohol and or drug impairment.

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The LAPD regularly operate checkpoints as a means of heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving, and to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. The LAPD does not to publicize all their checkpoints, and may operate additional checkpoints this weekend.

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, say the LAPD.

If you're heading out and plan to drink, be sure to have a designated driver, take public transit, or be prepared to call a cab. Be safe!