Patch reported recently that the Los Angeles Police Department conducted a series of DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols on the days of Friday, April 9, Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, 2021 in an effort to reduce intoxicated driving in the California city.
LAPD officials noted that with bars and restaurants reopened and increased roadway activity as California relaxes COVID-related laws and guidelines, there is increasing danger from intoxicated drivers on L.A. roadways.
“The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” the Commanding Officer of the Traffic Group said. “We are still out there looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is still dangerous.”
Operations were held in the following areas:
Friday, April 9, 2021
- DUI Saturation Patrol from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in 77th Street Area
- DUI Checkpoint from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Roscoe Boulevard and Gloria Avenue in North Hills
Saturday, April 10, 2021
- DUI Saturation Patrol from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the San Fernando Valley
- DUI Checkpoint from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Figueroa Street and York Boulevard
Sunday, April 11, 2021
- DUI Checkpoint from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Manchester Avenue and Main Street
Checkpoints may be an annoyance to sober drivers, but they are a useful way to catch DUI drivers before they get into an accident. All the more reason to get a designated driver or a ride share if you plan to go drinking outside your home.