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Scared Sober: LAPD Planning at Least 2 DUI Checkpoints this Halloween Weekend [UPDATED]

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The Los Angeles Police Department wants to remind revelers this Halloweekend that there are few things scarier than drunk drivers. In addition to issuing a reminder about ways to stay safe while celebrating, they will be operating at least two DUI checkpoints this weekend.From the LAPD:

Halloween is a time for those young and old to engage in the joyous celebrations of this mystical holiday. Whether it’s dressing up in your favorite costumes, trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party, this festive day always results in an increase of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Unfortunately, Halloween has also become a holiday associated with alcohol consumption and DUI driving. To ensure a safe Halloween weekend, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recommends the following tips: • Plan a safe way home before the parties begin;
• Designate a sober driver;
• Leave your car keys at home;
• Call a taxi, call a friend or family member, or use public transportation to ensure you get home safely;
• Call 911 if you see a possible drunk driver on the road; and,
• Take the car keys away from someone who is about to drive impaired and assist them in getting home safely.

They've release details about two checkpoints: Friday, October 28, 2011, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Ventura Boulevard in the North Hollywood area, and Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunset Boulevard in the Hollywood area.

[UPDATED: The LAPD said that Saturday's DUI checkpoint will be at Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue]

The LAPD routinely releases details about checkpoints to the media, however they may conduct other unannounced checkpoints, so be sure to be smart and safe, no matter where your Halloween fun takes you.