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Sobriety & License Checkpoint in the Valley Tonight

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The LAPD is continuing to send the message to drivers across the city that drinking and driving has serious consequences. As part of their ongoing effort to educate the public, there will be at least one DUI checkpoint tonight, located on Topanga Canyon Boulevard between Devonshire Street and Chatsworth Street in Chatsworth, from 8 p.m to 2 a.m.

If your night out includes drinking, designate a driver, take a cab, or ride the Metro. The LAPD does not have to announce all checkpoints, so there could be more out there.

The LAPD say these checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being a valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

Earlier this month, a change in how LAPD officers handle the impounding of vehicles being driven by sober unlicensed drivers at the checkpoint has garnered mixed feedback from the public and special interest groups.