Most people would think that advertising DUI checkpoints would be counter-intuitive. However, law enforcement agencies in California regularly advertise their checkpoints ahead of time. Not only is this state law, but they say it dissuades those who might drive from doing so after drinking.
It was a busy weekend for the Los Angeles Police Department when it came to DUI checkpoints. There were several all over the city.
On Friday night, the LAPD had what they call a ‘saturation patrol’ in downtown Los Angeles and surrounding communities. Those areas included Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and West Lake.
Additionally, there were DUI checkpoints located at various points throughout the city on Friday:
- 8 p.m. to 1 a.m at Florence Avenue and Main Street
- 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Vermont Avenue and Sixth Street in Koreatown
- 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. at an undisclosed location in West Hollywood
Saturday saw another saturation patrol from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Harbor Division Area, which included San Pedro, Wilmington, and most of Harbor Gateway.
On Saturday, there was a checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Sherman Way in Reseda. Burbank was also targeted with a checkpoint on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location.
Today will have an additional saturation patrol in the Wilshire Division Area. It will take place from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will encompass many areas, including Fairfax, Hancock Park, Little Ethiopia, Miracle Mile, and Arlington Heights to name a few.
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