SHERMAN OAKS, CA — The Los Angeles Police Division will maintain a collection of DUI checkpoints this weekend, together with a cease within the Sherman Oaks space. Patrol officers shall be posted at Ventura Boulevard and Columbus Avenue from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday evening.
“Checkpoint places are chosen based mostly on a historical past of DUI crashes and arrests,” LAPD mentioned in an announcement. “The first objective of checkpoints is to not make arrests, however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired. Throughout the checkpoint, officers will search for indicators that drivers are drunk and/or medicine.”
LAPD provided the next ideas for drivers to remain secure on the roads.
- See somebody who’s clearly impaired attempt to drive? Take the keys and assist them make different preparations to discover a sober method dwelling.
- Report drunk drivers – Name 911.
- Internet hosting a celebration? Supply nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who’s consuming and the way they’re getting dwelling.
Funding for the DUI checkpoints comes from a grant from the California Workplace of Site visitors Security via the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration.
“The protection of our group is and at all times shall be our mission,” Commander Woodyard, Commanding Officer, Site visitors Group, mentioned. “We’re nonetheless on the market on the lookout for impaired drivers as a result of driving beneath the affect remains to be harmful.”
Discover the total checklist of checkpoints beneath.
Friday, March 19, 2021
· DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Roscoe Boulevard and Gloria Avenue in North Hills
Saturday, March 20, 2021
· DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 PM to 1 AM in Southeast Space
· DUI Checkpoint from 6 PM to 11 PM at Vermont Avenue and one hundred and thirty fifth Avenue in Los Angeles
· DUI Checkpoint from 8 PM to 1 AM at Ventura Boulevard and Columbus Avenue in Sherman Oaks
Sunday, March 21, 2021
· DUI Saturation Patrol from 5 PM to 1 AM in Devonshire Space