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LAPD Announces 4 Checkpoints For The Weekend

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There are many excellent reasons to not drink and drive, and just one of them is that you could get caught at one of four checkpoints that LAPD is planning for the weekend.

There will be a checkpoint on Friday at Western Avenue at 39th Street from 6 pm until midnight.

There will be another checkpoint on Friday at Hollywood Boulevard at Orange Grove Avenue from 8 pm until 2 am on Saturday.

The third checkpoint on Friday will be in Silver Lake at Hyperion Avenue at Scotland Street from 8 pm until 2 am.

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On Saturday, there will be a checkpoint in Van Nuys at Roscoe Boulevard at Gloria Avenue from 8 pm until 2 am.

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 (and not just at checkpoints!). It seems counterintuitive, but the state says publicizing checkpoints actually reduces incidents of drunk driving by 20 percent.

LAPD Chief Beck on Publicizing DUI Checkpoints: Bring It