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Here Are Your Labor Day Weekend DUI Checkpoints

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Labor Day is the de facto Last Weekend Of Summer, so many Angelenos will take advantage of the three-day weekend to drink away the heat and the official Summer of Rihanna. Some dumb people will take it to the next level and drive after said drinking. As such, the LAPD will be out in force to apprehend drunk drivers. In anticipation of the partying, the department released a partial list of DUI-related checkpoints scheduled for the long weekend.

Here is a partial list of this weekend's planned patrols and checkpoints:

Friday, September 1

  • DUI checkpoint at Sunset Boulevard and Coronado Street in Echo Park from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • DUI checkpoint at Western Avenue and Eighth Street in Koreatown from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • DUI checkpoint at Western Avenue and Eighth Street in Koreatown from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Bellflower from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Inglewood from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Pasadena from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Saturday, September 2

  • DUI checkpoint at Vermont Avenue and Slauson Avenue in South L.A. from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • DUI checkpoint at Nordhoff Street and Woodley Avenue in North Hills from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • DUI checkpoint at Topanga Canyon Boulevard and San Jose Street in Chatsworth from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • DUI Saturation Patrol in Inglewood from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
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You may be wondering why we're posting this notice. "Wouldn't it embolden drunk drivers?" you ask. As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told LAist a few years back, the department actually encourages media to publicize the checkpoints because awareness of them discourages drunk driving. "People having foresight aren't the ones who are committing this crime. 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," said Beck.