The operation targets the neighborhoods with the highest incidence in terms of the number of crashes and arrests for driving under the influence

From today until Sunday there will be DUI checkpoints in Los Angeles

A Police Officer questions a driver at a DUI checkpoint.

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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) reported that it will be conducting a intense patrolling and will install checkpoints to identify drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs in certain city neighborhoods.

From this Wednesday until next Sunday, the LAPD will carry out the operation in neighborhoods with the highest number of crashes and arrests for DUI.

  • This Wednesday there will be intense patrolling from afternoon to midnight in the Newton area
  • On Thursday the 17th there will be a special team against DUI at the South Bureau also from afternoon to midnight
  • On Friday the 18th there will be DUI checkpoints at night in Sepulveda Boulevard and Raymer Street in Van Nuys; another in Slauson Avenue and Highway 110; and another in Sunset Boulevard and Orange Grove Av. in Los Angeles. There will also be intense patrolling in Mission and the 77th Street area.
  • On Saturday the 19th there will be DUI checkpoints at night in Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Figueroa Street; another in Manchester Avenue and Main Street; and another in Sepulveda Boulevard and Rayen Street in North Hills. In addition to intense patrolling in Newton.
  • Finally on Sunday the 20th there will be a DUI checkpoint at Manchester Avenue and Hoover Street. In addition to intense patrolling in Topanga and Southwest.

According to information from the Police, in 2019 they investigated 1,728 crashes caused by driving under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs, killing 17 people and seriously injuring 65 others.

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