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Sobriety & License Checkpoints Tonight on PCH, in Hollywood

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The LAPD have announced they will be conducting two separate checkpoints tonight in order to get drunk drivers off the street and to continue to educate the public about the dangers of driving while intoxicated.

From 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. there will be a sobriety checkpoint set up on Pacific Coast Highway between Vermont Avenue and Dodge Avenue. This is located in LAPD’s Harbor Area, where there has been a 46 percent decrease in DUI related traffic collisions, year-to-date as compared to 2009. The LAPD assert: "Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested."

The same message is behind a second checkpoint to be run from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Hollywood Boulevard at Gower Street. Here the West Traffic Division will be working on the ongoing effort to make streets safer via a sobriety and license checkpoint.

If you plan on being out drinking tonight, be sure to have a designated sober driver, use public transit, or have a cab company's number programmed in your cellphone. Be safe!