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Another DUI Checkpoint Announced for Tonight

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Yesterday, we told you why the LAPD announces DUI Checkpoints along with where one would be located in the Valley tonight. Now Central Traffic Division is announcing that they will hold one at Washington Boulevard and Lovelace Avenue from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. "in response to an increase in DUI related traffic accidents" in the area. LAist commenter Linkracer agrees 100% with the publishing of DUI checkpoints, citing the police's notion that it helps deter people from driving drunk in the first place. "Knowing a cop is on the highway ahead of time causes you to slow down so you can avoid the speeding ticket," he wrote. "But guess what, you slowing down was the whole point! You just made the roads safer by acting out of your own self-interest. It's a win-win."

Commenter hennypenny agreed, but decided to play devil's advocate. "Don't you think it also encourages drivers to just take a different route?" That prompted Ben Bang to snipe, "Yeah cuz plastered people remember such details?" Then BlueFairlane, who claims to be frequently inebriated, responded: "yes, we can remember such details and work around them."

It's probably each to their own, so we're letting you vote on a poll below. So vote away!