Canyon News reported that Los Angeles Police Department representatives conducted a DUI checkpoint at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Glen Boulevard in Westwood last Friday, October 23 from 7 p.m. to midnight.
In a statement released to news media about the checkpoint, spokespeople from the Los Angeles Police Department noted that “In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, the LAPD investigated 1,728 DUI collisions which have claimed 17 lives and seriously injured another 65 community members.”
Los Angeles Police Department officials also noted that “placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.” The costs of a DUI arrest can be expected to be around $13,500; besides jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses are part of the process.” They emphasized that DUI charges aren’t always due to alcohol; “If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.”
LAPD suggested that people going out for the night plan and take precautions to avoid driving while under the influence, including designating a sober driver, planning transportation that doesn’t involve a personal vehicle, and preventing members of your group from driving drunk