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LAPD Announces DUI Checkpoints Starting Tonight

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The LAPD has announced a series of checkpoints that range from South Los Angeles to Sherman Oaks starting tonight and through the Easter holiday weekend.

There will be a checkpoint at Vermont Ave and 6th Street tonight at 8 pm until 2 am.

Tomorrow there will be a checkpoint at Manchester Avenue at Denver Avenue from 8 pm until 2 am.

On Saturday, there will be a checkpoint at Ventura Boulevard at Columbus Avenue in Sherman Oaks from 8 pm until 2 am.

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There will also be a DUI Saturation Patrol in the 77th Street area on Saturday from 5 pm until 1 am.

As always, the LAPD does not have to announce checkpoints, so you might run into checkpoints in other areas of the city. That is only one of a host of excellent reasons to not drink and drive. However, the LAPD and other police agencies do like to announce these checkpoints, because it reminds would-be drunk drivers that police officers are on the lookout for them. It may seem counterintuitive, but the state has said that publicizing the checkpoints can actually reduce incidents of drunk driving by 20 percent.

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