MAR VISTA, CA — A DUI and driver’s license checkpoint is slated for Friday night time within the Venice and Mar Vista space, based on the Los Angeles Police Division.
“Checkpoint areas are chosen based mostly on a historical past of DUI crashes and arrests,” police stated in a press release. “The first objective of checkpoints is to not make arrests, however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired. Through the checkpoint, officers will search for indicators that drivers are inebriated and/or medication.”
The checkpoint Friday is deliberate from 7 p.m. to midnight at Venice Boulevard and Walgrove Avenue.
“Places of the checkpoints are topic to vary or cancelation,” police stated.
Security is the highest cause for the patrols and checkpoints throughout town, police stated. It is a part of the continued work because the state pushes to cease the unfold of COVID-19.
“The security of our group is and all the time shall be our mission,” stated LAPD Commander Woodyard, Commanding Officer, Site visitors Group, in a press release. “We’re nonetheless on the market searching for impaired drivers as a result of driving underneath the affect continues to be harmful.”
Impaired driving is extra than simply alcohol, it could embrace prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication that will intervene with driving, police stated.
It is necessary to learn warning labels about driving or ‘working heavy equipment,’ which incorporates driving a automobile, police stated. Whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving underneath the affect of marijuana is unlawful.
“Should you plan on consuming or taking drugs that will affect your skill to drive safely, plan on staying at dwelling,” police stated. “Drivers charged with DUI face a mean of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license.”
Funding for the site visitors program comes from a California Workplace of Site visitors Security grant, via the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration.