Los Angeles County DUI Press Releases

Our California DUI Defense Lawyers want you to be as informed as possible regarding previous and upcoming DUI Sobriety Checkpoints. Although most are announced prior to their commencement, it is not uncommon for the arresting officers to wait until the last minute to post the time and date of the checkpoint.

If you are arrested for driving under the influence during a DUI checkpoint, contact our California DUI Lawyers as soon as possible!

Los Angeles County - July 3-7, 2012

With Fourth of July right around the corner, Los Angeles arresting officials are getting ready for multiple DUI checkpoints, roving DUI patrols and DUI saturation patrols all throughout the LA county. Stay informed and stay safe this holiday week and weekend!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (Conducted in the cities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)
DUI Patrol - CHP South Los Angeles Area
DUI Patrol - CHP Central Los Angeles Area
DUI Patrol - CHP Baldwin Park
DUI Patrol - CHP Altadena
DUI Patrol - LAPD Harbor Area
DUI Patrol - LASD Lynwood


Thursday, July 5, 2012
DUI Checkpoint - LASD Norwalk
DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Olympic Area

Friday, July 6, 2012
DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency - (Including officers from Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre)
DUI Checkpoint - CHP Newhall
DUI Checkpoint - CHP West Valley
DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Pacific Area
DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Southeast Area
DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including the cities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, and Bell Gardens)
DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency - (Conducted in the cities of Glendora, Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, Covina, Azusa and Irwindale)
DUI Patrol - CHP Baldwin Park
DUI Patrol - CHP Antelope Valley

Saturday, July 7, 2012
DUI Checkpoint - San Gabriel
DUI Checkpoint - CHP Baldwin Park
DUI Checkpoint - CHP Altadena
DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Foothill
DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Mission
DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Conducted in the cities of Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando.)

Sunday, July 8, 2012
DUI Patrol - LAPD Rampart Division

California Highway Patrol Maximum Enforcement Period: CHP will assign all available officers to the region's freeways, state highways and unincorporated roads beginning 6 PM Tuesday through midnight Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Provided by California Avoid

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Los Angeles County - June 29-31, 2012

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Palmdale: 6pm-2am - undisclosed location

Redondo Beach: 7pm-2am - undisclosed location

Saturday, June 30

Los Angeles: 7pm-3am - Cahuenga Blvd. & Broadlawn

Los Angeles: 6pm-1am - Jefferson Blvd. & Western Ave.

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Los Angeles County - June 22-24, 2012

Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Friday, June 22

Compton: 6pm-2am - undisclosed location

Downey: 8pm-3am - undisclosed location

Los Angeles: 8pm-2am - Manchester Ave. between Hoover St. & Figueroa St.

Santa Monica: evening - undisclosed location

Saturday, June 23

Los Angeles: 5pm-1am - Mission area - DUI saturation patrol

Los Angeles: 8pm-2am - Figueroa St. & 9 th St.

Sunday, June 24

Los Angeles: 12pm-8pm - Hollenbeck area - DUI saturation patrol

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Los Angeles County - June 15-17, 2012

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Friday, June 15

Sherman Oaks: 8pm-2am - Ventura Blvd. & Tyrone Ave.

Saturday, June 16

Los Angeles: 6pm-2am - Southwest area

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Los Angeles County - June 8-10, 2012

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Friday, June 8

Glendale: evening - undisclosed location

Los Angeles: 7pm-3am - Highland Ave. between Sunset Blvd. & De Longpre St.

Saturday, June 9

Los Angeles: 6pm-1am - Manchester Ave. between Hoover St. & Figueroa St.

Pacoima: 8pm-3am - Glenoaks Blvd. between Pierce & Gain Ave.

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Los Angeles County - June 1-3, 2012

Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Friday, June 1

Lynwood: 6pm-1am - undisclosed location

North Hollywood: 8pm-2am - Sunset Blvd. at Micheltorena St.

Redondo Beach: 7pm-2am - undisclosed location

Saturday, June 2

Beverly Hills: 8pm-1am - westbound North Santa Monica Blvd. at Crescent Dr.

Burbank: evening - undisclosed location

North Hollywood: 8pm-2am - Sherman Way at Bellaire Ave.

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Los Angeles County - May 18-20, 2012

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Friday, May 18

Los Angeles: 8pm-2am - Manchester Ave. between Hoover St. & Figueroa St.

Pasadena: 7pm-3am - undisclosed location

Pomona: 9pm-3am - undisclosed location

Saturday, May 19

North Hollywood: 8pm-2am - between Sepulveda Blvd. & Orion Ave.

Sunday, May 20

Los Angeles: 12pm-8pm - Hollenbeck area

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Los Angeles County - May 11-12, 2012

fficers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Friday, May 11

Glendale: 7:30pm-2am - undisclosed location

Los Angeles: 8pm-2am - Roscoe Blvd. at Noble Ave. (Panorama City)

Whittier: 7pm-3am - undisclosed location

Saturday, May 12

Beverly Hills: evening - DUI saturation patrol throughout city

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Los Angeles County - May 03-07, 2012

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. "Over the course of the past year, DUI-related collisions have claimed twelve lives and injured 825 of our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles," said Lieutenant Katona, Traffic Coordination Section.

Thursday, May 3

Van Nuys: 6pm-2am - city wide DUI saturation patrol

Friday, May 4

Glendale: 6pm-early morning - DUI Saturation patrols throughout city

Los Angeles: 7pm-3am - Vermont Ave. & 6th St.

Los Angeles: 7pm-2am - Hollywood Blvd. at Gower St.

Pasadena: 7pm-3am - undisclosed location

Saturday, May 5

North Hollywood: 7pm-3am - Cahuenga Blvd. & Broadlawn Dr.

Sunday, May 6

Los Angeles: 6pm-1am - Imperial Highway, between Town Ave. & Main St.

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Los Angeles County - April 27-29, 2012

Statewide, overall traffic deaths have declined 23 percent from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009 and total traffic fatalities are at their lowest level in six decades. DUI deaths have declined from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, which is a decrease of over 16 percent. Not to mention the high cost of a first time DUI conviction which could cost someone anywhere between $6,000 to $10,000 when all the potential fines, fees, classes, lawyers, work days missed, and increased insurance for years to come have been factored in.

Friday, April 27

Glendale - 8:30pm-3am - undisclosed location

Pico Rivera - 7pm-3am - undisclosed location

Redondo Beach - 7pm-2am - undisclosed location

Saturday, April 28

Compton - 6pm-2am - undisclosed location

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Los Angeles - April 21, 2012

LAPD Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoint

What: Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 8 p.m. to Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2 a.m.

Where: Florence Avenue and Broadway Los Angeles, California

Why: Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

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Los Angeles - April 13, 2012

On April 13th, at 1:10 p.m., the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Team will play their first home game of the season, and LAPD, assisted by officers with the city's General Services Police Department (GSPD) will be ready with additional patrols.

The Dodgers' "Opening Day" game is a well-celebrated tradition, LAPD officers often encounter a minority of fans who arrive at the parks surrounding the stadium hours before the game to consume alcohol. Such behavior greatly concerns the LAPD, not only because drinking alcoholic beverages in public parks is illegal, but because it frequently leads to altercations, rowdy behavior and other unsafe activities.

Van Nuys - Sunday, April 15th - 6pm-1am - Sherman Way & Varna Ave.

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Glendale - April 13, 2012

Glendale Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on April 13th, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

Provided by the Glendale Police Department

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Los Angeles County - April 6-10, 2012

Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Friday, April 6

Los Angeles - 8pm-2am - La Brea Ave at Rodeo Rd.

Saturday, April 7

North Hollywood - 8pm-2am - Victory Blvd. at Bellingham Ave.

Tuesday, April 10

Los Angeles - DUI Saturation Patrol - 3:30pm-11:30pm - North east area

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Los Angeles County - March 30-31, 2012

Statewide, overall traffic deaths have declined 23 percent from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009 and total traffic fatalities are at their lowest level in six decades. DUI deaths have declined from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, which is a decrease of over 16 percent. Not to mention the high cost of a first time DUI conviction which could cost someone anywhere between $6,000 to $10,000 when all the potential fines, fees, classes, lawyers, work days missed, and increased insurance for years to come have been factored in.

Friday, March 30th

Carson - 7pm-3am - undisclosed location

Glendale - 8pm-2am - undisclosed location

Redondo Beach - 7pm-2am - undisclosed location

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Los Angeles County - March 23-25, 2012

obriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be approaching drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Friday, March 23

Los Angeles - 8pm-2am - Manchester Ave. between Hoover St. & Figueroa St.

Los Angeles - 7pm-2am - Vermont Ave. at 4th St.

Palmdale - 6pm-2am - undisclosed location

Saturday, March 24

Long Beach - 6pm-2am - undisclosed location

Sherman Oaks - 8pm-2am - Ventura Blvd. & Columbus Ave.

Los Angeles County - March 15-18, 2012

Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

DUI Checkpoint Locations

March 15, 2012

Los Angeles - 6pm-2am - Pacific area

March 16, 2012

Arcadia - evening - undisclosed location

Los Angeles - 8pm-2am - Figueroa St. between 8th St. & 9th St.

March 17, 2012

Los Angeles - 8pm-2am - Venice Blvd. between Sepulveda Blvd. & Sawtelle Blvd.

March 18, 2012

Los Angeles - 12pm-8pm - Harbor Area

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Los Angeles - March 9-10, 2012

Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. "Over the course of the past year, DUI-related collisions have claimed twelve lives and injured 825 of our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles," said Lieutenant Katona, Traffic Coordination Section.

This DUI/Driver's License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver's license. A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

Friday, March 9

Sherman Oaks - 8pm-2am - Ventura Blvd. at Tyrone Ave.

Saturday, March 10

Los Angeles - 6pm-1am - Florence Ave. between Broadway St. & Main St.

Los Angeles - 6pm-2am - West Valley Area

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Pasadena - March 2, 2012

Pasadena, CA - Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on Friday, March 2, 2012, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 3:00 AM. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk or impaired driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for the public.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. "Over the course of the past year, DUI collisions have claimed 2 lives and resulted in 15 wrecks injuring 21 of our friends and neighbors in Pasadena" said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez

This DUI checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies and officers will be checking drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effect it has on those who may be inclined to consume alcohol or drugs and then drive a motor vehicle. The Pasadena Police Department is committed to raising awareness, enhancing public safety, and encourages everyone to use sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by the Pasadena Police Department.

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Los Angeles - March 2-4, 2012

LAPD Announce DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrol

What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, March 2, 2012, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 2 A.M.

Where:
Lincoln Boulevard at Maxella Avenue
Marina Del Rey, California

What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8 P.M. to
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 2 A.M.

Where:
Ventura Boulevard at Columbus Avenue
Sherman Oaks, California

What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 12 to 8 P.M.

Where:
Southeast Area

Who:
Emergency Operations Division

Why:
Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

"Over the course of the past two years, DUI collisions have claimed approximately 30 lives and resulted in over 2,000 injury traffic collisions harming our friends and neighbors," said Sergeant Karmody, Traffic Coordination Section.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

"Deaths from drunk and drug-impaired driving are going down in California," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). "But that still means that hundreds of our friends, family and co-workers are killed each year, along with tens of thousands who are seriously injured. We must all continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Funding for the checkpoint and DUI saturation patrols is provided to the Los Angeles Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver.

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Los Angeles County - February 24-26, 2012

Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be approaching drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Friday, February 24

Inglewood - 8pm-3am - undislosed location (DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint)

Pasadena - 7pm-3am - South Fair Oaks Ave. near border with South Pasadena

Studio City - 8pm-2am - Cahuenga Boulevard between Broadlawn Drive and Fredonia Drive

Saturday, February 25

Los Angeles - 8pm-2am - Florence Avenue between Main Street and Broadway Street

Mission Area - 6pm-2am - DUI Saturation Patrol

Sunday, February 26

Hollenbeck Area DUI Saturation Patrol - 12pm - 8pm - surrounding area

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department

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Los Angeles - February 10-12, 2012

What:
Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, February 10, 2012, 8 p.m. to Saturday, February 11, 2012, 2 a.m.

Where:
Manchester Avenue between Main Street and Broadway
Los Angeles, California

What:
Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 8 p.p. to Sunday, February 12, 2012, 2 a.m.

Where:
Victory Boulevard between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Bellingham Avenue
North Hollywood, California

Who:
Emergency Operations Division

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Glendale - February 5, 2012

The Avoid the 100 - Los Angeles County DUI Campaign is reminding football fans watching this year's Super Bowl game with friends and family to make the right decision before kickoff and game plan in a designated sober driver. Law Enforcement joins with the national "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk" message from the National Football League (NFL), the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition.

The Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force will be deploying special roving DUI patrols on Sunday, February 5th in several communities throughout the area looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. These DUI patrols are, in addition to regularly scheduled patrol officers, all looking for the tale-tell signs of an intoxicated driver behind the wheel.

In 2010, over 10,000 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In California, this deadly crime led to 791 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.

"We're reminding everyone that real Super Bowl Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk," said Glendora Police Chief, Rob Castro. "We are asking all party hosts and bar owners to take extra care of designated sober drivers this year. Drafting a designated driver this weekend will be the correct play call for a sure win."

The Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk message supports the league-wide designated-driver campaign called Responsibility Has Its Rewards. Celebrating its ninth season in 2011, the campaign encourages fans to participate in designated-driver programs supported by beer and concessionaire companies at every NFL stadium nationwide. The Responsibility Has Its Rewards Super Bowl XLVI winners were randomly selected Designated Drivers for the Season from the AFC Champion and NFC Champion teams. They attend the 2012 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, HI. Rewarding responsible behavior is just as important to the Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk safety message as reminding fans about the risks of drinking and driving.

"We want everyone to make the right decision on Super Bowl Sunday," said Chris Murphy, Director of the Californian Office of Traffic Safety. "Having a designated sober driver should be an obvious call in everyone's play book. Making sure designated sober drivers know how much we appreciate their responsible decision is what will make this year's celebration extra special - and extra safe."

"This weekend, the Glendale Police Department will be as vigilant as their law enforcement partners across the State in deterring drunk driving," said Glendale Police Chief Ron De Pompa. "The potential for injury or death exponentially increases when drugs or alcohol are involved."

The Avoid DUI Patrols are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety who reminds everyone to please; Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1!

Provided by the city of Glendale.

Compton - February 3, 2012

The Compton Sheriff Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2012 at location/an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. "Over the course of the past year, DUI collisions have claimed # 4 lives and resulted in 12 wrecks injuring 8 of our friends and neighbors in Compton," said Deputy Motts

This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver's license. A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

Provided by the Compton Station

Los Angeles County - February 3 - 5, 2012

Los Angeles: Although the American tradition of gathering together to watch the National Football League's best battle on the gridiron to win the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy is an exciting time, it is also a weekend of increased alcohol consumption. During this Super Bowl weekend, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) would like to remind all community members to drink responsibly. In an effort to keep the streets of Los Angeles safe this weekend, the LAPD will conduct the following driving-under-the-influence (DUI) enforcement activities:

  • February 2, 2011 (Thursday) - DUI Saturation Patrol in Olympic Area from 8 PM to 2 AM;
  • February 3, 2011 (Friday) - Sobriety Checkpoint on Vermont Avenue and 5th Street from 8 PM to 2 AM;
  • February 4, 2011 (Saturday) - Sobriety Checkpoint on Foothill Boulevard at Hubbard Street from 8 PM to 2 AM; and,
  • February 5, 2011 (Sunday) - DUI Saturation Patrol in 77th Street Area from 12 PM to 8 PM.
Over the past three years, DUI related traffic collisions have claimed 50 lives and injured 3,413 community members in the City of Los Angeles. Alcohol impaired traffic fatalities still comprise the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities. In an effort to combat DUI driving, the Department utilizes a proven effective method of conducing DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols.

These enforcement efforts are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Angelenos are encouraged to help keep our roadways safe by Reporting Drunk Drivers and Call 911!

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Arcadia - January 28, 2012

The Arcadia Police Department Traffic Bureau will be holding DUI Checkpoints at multiple locations within the City, during the evening hours on Saturday, January 28, 2012. We would like to remind everyone of the dangers associated with drinking and driving and encourage the use of designated drivers. Call 911 to report drunk drivers!

Remember a great alternative, if needed, is the Jan's Towing Don't Drive Drunk Detour Program! Jan's will give you a ride and tow your car home, within 7 miles (in their service area), if you have had too much to drink. For details, give Jan's a call at 626-914-1841, or visit their website, http://www.janstowing.com/?page_id=12 .

Provided by the Arcadia Police Department

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Los Angeles County - January 20-22, 2012

Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough. The following are times and locations for upcoming Sobriety & Drivers' License Checkpoints.

January 20th

Carson - evening - undisclosed location

Redondo Beach -7pm-6am - undisclosed location

January 21st

Glendale - evening - undisclosed location

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Palmdale - January 13, 2012

he Palmdale Sheriff's Station Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, January 13, 2012 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

"Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 7 lives and resulted in 88 injury crashes harming 121 of our friends and neighbors," said Sgt M. Johnston.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

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Los Angeles County - January 6 - 8, 2012

APD Announce DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrols

Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. The following are times and locations for upcoming Sobriety & Drivers' License Checkpoints.

Friday, January 6

North Hills Area: 8pm - 2am - Roscoe Blvd. at Noble Ave.

Saturday, January 7

Inglewood: 8pm - 2am - undisclosed location

Southwest Area: 6pm - 2am - undisclosed location

Sunday, January 8

Newton Area: 12pm - 8pm - undisclosed location

Los Angeles - New Years Holiday Weekend

•Friday, December 30, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 PM to 2 AM at Van Nuys Boulevard at Haddon Avenue in Foothill Area;

•Friday, December 30, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 PM to 2 AM at Figueroa Street at 9th Street in Central Area;

Friday, December 30: DUI checkpoints in West Covina, Baldwin Park and an unincorporated county area near Whittier.

•Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 8pm - 4pm - undisclosed location

Sobriety/Driver's license checkpoints, multi-agency DUI task force deployments and roving DUI patrols are scheduled locally in partnership with law enforcement statewide and around the county during the Winter Holiday Anti-DUI Campaign.

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Azusa & Torrance - December 30, 2011

DUI/ Driver's License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force deployments and roving DUI patrols are scheduled locally in partnership with law enforcement statewide and around the county during the Winter Holiday Anti-DUI Campaign.

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

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Redondo Beach - December 16 - January 2, 2011

As you celebrate the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that the Redondo Beach Police Department, together with police, sheriff, CHP and the Avoid the 100 DUI Taskforce, will be working during the holiday season from December 16, 2011, to January 2, 2012, to arrest anyone caught driving drunk behind the wheel.

The Redondo Beach Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on December 30, 2011 at approximately 7 p.m., as part of Redondo Beach PD's commitment to the traffic safety campaign.

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Los Angeles - Olympic Area - December 29, 2011

In anticipation of the holiday season, the LAPD has planned the following sobriety checkpoints and driving-under-the-influence (DUI) patrols:

•Thursday, December 29, 2011 - Saturation Patrol from 5 PM to 1 AM in Olympic Area;

Sobriety/Driver's license checkpoints, multi-agency DUI task force deployments and roving DUI patrols are scheduled locally in partnership with law enforcement statewide and around the county during the Winter Holiday Anti-DUI Campaign.

Sobriety checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Sobriety checkpoints along with regularly scheduled high-visibility DUI enforcement are proven strategies to remove impaired drivers from the road and heighten awareness in the community of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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Lynwood - December 23, 2011

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Risk Management Bureau's Traffic Services Detail, will be conducting a DUI/DL Checkpoint on Friday, December 23, 2011 from 7 PM until approximately 3 AM. The checkpoint will be conducted in the City of Lynwood.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths have declined 23 percent from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009 and total traffic fatalities are at their lowest level in six decades.

DUI deaths have declined from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, which is a decrease of over 16 percent. Not to mention the high cost of a first time DUI conviction which could cost someone anywhere between $6,000 to $10,000 when all the potential fines, fees, classes, lawyers, work days missed, and increased insurance for years to come have been factored in.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers.

Alcohol impaired deaths make up the largest number of vehicle fatalities, with 31 percent of all vehicle fatalities caused by a drunk driver. A DUI/DL checkpoint is an effective and proven method in lowering alcohol related traffic deaths. This DUI/DL checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well to insure that drivers possess a valid driver's license.

A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness, as well as educate the public, on the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving, which ultimately will save lives.

Provided by the Nixle - Los Angeles County Sheriff

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Compton - December 16, 2011

Sobriety / California Driver's License Checkpoint in the City of Compton. Dec. 16 6p-2a

Compton Sheriff's Station will be conducting a Sobriety / California Driver's License checkpoint in the City of Compton on Friday, December 16 from 6pm until 2am.

Provided by theLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Inglewood- December 17, 2011

The Inglewood Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, December 17, 2011, from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am.

The checkpoint will monitor traffic on Manchester Boulevard and Kareem Court in the City of Inglewood. Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead.Once diverted into the checkpoint lane, motorists will be detained for only a few moments while officers explain the purpose of the checkpoint, check their driver's licenses, and ensure motorists are not impaired due to alcohol and/or drugs.

Sobriety checkpoints are conducted in accordance with guidelines for checkpoint operations summarized in the Supreme Court decision, Ingersoll vs. Palmer.Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked.If traffic volume becomes too heavy, vehicles will then be checked by a pre-set standard (such as every 3rd or 5th vehicle) to ensure objectivity.

Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs; if we catch you driving buzzed, drunk or impaired by drugs, you will go to jail.

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Los Angeles County - December 16, 2011 - January 1, 2012

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency in Covina (Including officers from Glendora, Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, Covina, Azusa, Irwindale, CHP and LAPD)

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency in San Gabriel (Including officers from Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, and Bell Gardens)

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (West) Torrance - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo, Torrance, LASO Lennox and CHP South LA)

DUI Checkpoint - CHP Palmdale

DUI Checkpoint - CHP Newhall

DUI Checkpoint - Pasadena

DUI Checkpoint - South Pasadena

DUI Checkpoint - Glendale

DUI Checkpoint - LAPD - North Hollywood

DUI Checkpoint - LASD Compton

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

DUI Patrol - CHP Antelope Valley

DUI Patrol - CHP Altadena

DUI Patrol - CHP Newhall

Saturday, December 17

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including officers from Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando.)

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (West) Huntington Park - (Vernon, Signal Hill, South Gate, Long Beach, Huntington Park)

DUI Checkpoint - Burbank

DUI Checkpoint - CHP Baldwin Park

DUI Checkpoint - CHP Palmdale

DUI Checkpoint - CHP

DUI Checkpoint - LAPD South West Area

DUI Checkpoint - Downey

DUI Checkpoint - Inglewood

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency - (Including officers from Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre)

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

DUI Patrol - CHP Antelope Valley

DUI Patrol - CHP Altadena

DUI Patrol - CHP Newhall

Sunday, December 18

DUI Patrol - LAPD Harbor Area

Tuesday, December 20

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

Wednesday, December 21

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

Thursday, December 22

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (West) Gardena - (Vernon, Signal Hill, South Gate, Long Beach, Huntington Park)

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (West) Torrance - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo, Torrance, LASO Lennox and CHP South LA)

DUI Checkpoint - Gardena

DUI Checkpoint - CHP Halldale in El Segundo

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

DUI Patrol - LAPD North Hollywood Area

Friday, December 23

DUI Checkpoint - LASD Lynwood

DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Mission Area

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

Friday, December 29

DUI Checkpoint - LASD Compton

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

DUI Patrol - LAPD Olympic Area

Saturday, December 30

DUI Checkpoint - Azusa

DUI Checkpoint - Redondo Beach

DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Central Area

DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Pacific Area

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

DUI Patrol - LASD - Cerritos

DUI Patrol - LASD - Norwalk

DUI Patrol - CHP Antelope Valley

DUI Patrol - CHP Newhall

Sunday, December 31

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including the cities of Glendora, Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, Covina, Azusa, Irwindale, CHP and LAPD)

DUI Checkpoint -Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, and Bell Gardens)

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando.)

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency - (Including officers from Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre)

DUI Patrol - CHP Antelope Valley

DUI Patrol - CHP Newhall

DUI Patrol - LASD - Bellflower

DUI Patrol - LASD - Compton

Monday, January 1, 2012

DUI Patrol - LASD - Carson

DUI Patrol - LASD - Industry

California Highway Patrol Maximum Enforcement Period: CHP will assign all available officers to the region's freeways, state highways and unincorporated roads beginning 6 PM Friday, December 16 through Monday, January 1, 2012.

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Los Angeles - December 2, 2011

What: Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When: Friday, December 2, 2011, 8 P.M. to Saturday, December 3, 2011, 2 A.M.

Where: Lincoln Boulevard at Maxella Avenue Los Angeles, California

Why: Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes.

Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

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Los Angeles - December 3, 2011

What: Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When: Saturday, December 3, 2011, 8 P.M. to Sunday, December 4, 2011, 2 A.M.

Where: Cahuenga Boulevard at Broadlawn Drive Los Angeles, California

Why: Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes.

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Los Angeles - December 4, 2011

What: DUI Saturation Patrol

When: Sunday, December 4, 2011, 12 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Where: Harbor Area

Who: Emergency Operations Division

Why: Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

"Over the course of the past two years, DUI collisions have claimed approximately 30 lives and resulted in over 2,000 injury traffic collisions harming our friends and neighbors," said Sergeant Karmody, Traffic Coordination Section.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

"Deaths from drunk and drug-impaired driving are going down in California," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). "But that still means that hundreds of our friends, family and co-workers are killed each year, along with tens of thousands who are seriously injured. We must all continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Funding for the checkpoint and DUI saturation patrols is provided to the Los Angeles Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver.

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Los Angeles - November 4, 2011

What: Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When: Friday, November 4, 2011, 8 p.m. to Saturday, November 5, 2011, 2 a.m.

Where: Florence Avenue between Main Street and Broadway Los Angeles, California

Who: Emergency Operations Division

Why: DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes.

Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to keep delays at a minimum. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

LAPD Traffic Coordination Section Sergeant Karmody explains, "Over the course of the past two years, DUI collisions have claimed approximately 30 lives and resulted in over 2,000 injury traffic collisions harming our friends and neighbors."

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

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Hollywood & Studio City - October 29th & October 30th

Sobriety checkpoints will be conducted Friday in Studio City and Saturday in Hollywood by the Los Angeles Police Department, in connection with higher-than-usual drinking expected during the weekend preceding Halloween.

A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted between 8 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday at Ventura Boulevard and Big Oak Drive in Studio City.

Another sobriety checkpoint will be conducted between 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday at Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue in Hollywood.

Police advised people going to parties this weekend to:

-- Plan a safe way home before parties begin;

-- Designate a sober driver;

-- Call a taxi, call a friend or family member, or use public transportation to ensure you get home safely if you have had too much to drink; and

-- Take the car keys away from someone who is about to drive impaired and assist them in getting home safely.

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Baldwin Park - October 29, 2011

BALDWIN PARK - Police are planning a checkpoint Friday, authorities said.

The checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed time and place within the city, Baldwin Park police Officer Ted Espanto said in a written statement.

The purpose of the checkpoint, police said, is to remove impaired drivers from the road and educate the public about the consequences of drinking and driving.

Baldwin Park police last year became the target of community criticism last year from residents upset about vehicles being impounded from unlicensed but sober drivers. The outcry prompted the city to temporarily halt checkpoints and draft more lenient impound policies.

A new state law signed by the governor this year prevents police from impounding cars from unlicensed but sober motorists, provided the car can be picked up by a licensed driver with permission from the registered owner. But the law doesn't take effect until Jan. 1.

Funding for this checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety Administration through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by an article on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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Los Angeles - September 29, 2011

What:
Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When:
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 8 p.m. to
Friday, September 30, 2011, 2 a.m.

Where:
Vermont Avenue between 4th Street and 6th Street
Los Angeles, California

Who:
Emergency Operations Division

Why:
Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being an valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

Officers will be checking drivers through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and or drug impairments. Officers will check for proper licensing and will strive to impact motorists only momentarily. If officers suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test. If you fail, expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, driving under the influence classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades, when the federal government began compiling figures. Driving under the influence deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, according to federal statistics. Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk or impaired driver.

"Everyone in California should be heartened with these figures," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). "But as encouraging as this is, we can't let up on the efforts to encourage and support traffic safety. You can help make your community safe; if you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department

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Inglewood - September 30, 2011

The Inglewood Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, September 30, 2011, from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am. The checkpoint will monitor eastbound traffic on Manchester Boulevard at Kareem Court in the City of Inglewood. Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead. Once diverted into the checkpoint lane, motorists will be detained for only a few moments while officers explain the purpose of the checkpoint, check their driver's licenses, and ensure motorists are not impaired due to alcohol and/or drugs.

Sobriety checkpoints are conducted in accordance with guidelines for checkpoint operations summarized in the Supreme Court decision, Ingersoll vs. Palmer. Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked. If traffic volume becomes too heavy, vehicles will then be checked by a pre-set standard (such as every 3rd or 5th vehicle) to ensure objectivity.

Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs; if we catch you driving buzzed, drunk or impaired by drugs, you will go to jail. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911!

Funding for this program is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Provided by the Inglewood Police Department

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Los Angeles - September 23, 2011

When: Friday, September 23, 2011 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Florence Avenue between Broadway and Main Street

Who: Emergency Operations Division

Why: Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being a valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired drivers.

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Los Angeles - September 24, 2011

When:
Saturday, September 24, 2011
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where:
Cahuenga Boulevard at Broadlawn Drive

Who:
Emergency Operations Division

Why:
Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being an valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired drivers.

Officers will be checking drivers through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and or drug impairments.
Officers will check for proper licensing and will strive to impact motorists only momentarily. If officers suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test. If you fail, expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, driving under the influence classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades, when the federal government began compiling figures. Driving under the influence deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, according to federal statistics. Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk or impaired driver.

"Everyone in California should be heartened with these figures," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). "But as encouraging as this is, we can't let up on the efforts to encourage and support traffic safety. You can help make your community safe; if you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Lynwood - September 9, 2011

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Risk Management Bureau's Traffic Services Detail, will be conducting a DUI/DL Checkpoint on Friday, September 9, 2011 from 6 PM until approximately 2 AM. The checkpoint will be conducted in the City of Lynwood.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths have declined 23 percent from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009 and total traffic fatalities are at their lowest level in six decades. DUI deaths have declined from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, which is a decrease of over 16 percent. Not to mention the high cost of a first time DUI conviction which could cost someone anywhere between $6,000 to $10,000 when all the potential fines, fees, classes, lawyers, work days missed, and increased insurance for years to come have been factored in.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. Alcohol impaired deaths make up the largest number of vehicle fatalities, with 31 percent of all vehicle fatalities caused by a drunk driver. A DUI/DL checkpoint is an effective and proven method in lowering alcohol related traffic deaths. This DUI/DL checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well to insure that drivers possess a valid driver's license.

A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness, as well as educate the public, on the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving, which ultimately will save lives.
Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs - Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety administration.

Provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.

Los Angeles - Labor Day Weekend

When & Where:
• Friday, August 19, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Figueroa Street and 33st Street in Southwest Area;

• Friday, August 19, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Glenoaks Boulevard and Paxton Street in Foothill Area;

• Saturday, August 20, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Topanga Canyon Boulevard and San Jose Street in Devonshire Area;

• Saturday, August 20, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Sutherland Street in Northeast Area;

• Sunday, August 21, 2011 - DUI Saturation Patrol from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Harbor Area;

• Friday, August 26, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Figueroa Street and 9th Street in Central Area;

• Friday, August 26, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Manchester Avenue and Broadway in Southeast Area;

• Friday, August 26, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Hoover Street in Northeast Area;

• Saturday, August 27, 2011 - DUI Saturation Patrol from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in West Los Angeles Area.

• Friday, September 2, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Venice Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Wilshire Area;

• Friday, September 2, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Topanga Boulevard and Califa Street in Topanga Area;

• Saturday, September 3, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Venice Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard in Pacific Area;

• Saturday, September 3, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Western Avenue and Slauson Avenue in 77th Street Area;

• Saturday, September 3, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Figueroa Street and 9th Street in Central Area; and,

• Sunday, September 4, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Harbor Boulevard and 1st Street in Harbor Area;

Who:
Emergency Operations Division

Why:
The crime of impaired driving is a serious one. In 2009 alone, 10,839 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the 21-to-24 age group.

"All too often, innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences and the loss of loved ones due to this careless disregard for human life. Because we're committed to ending the carnage, we're intensifying enforcement during the crackdown. Since twice as many alcohol-impaired accidents occur over the weekend and four times as many occur at night, we will be especially vigilant during these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads," said Lieutenant Ron Katona, Traffic Coordination Section, Emergency Operations Division.

The Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 Task Force will also deploy DUI Driver's License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols during 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.

"Our message is simple and unwavering: if we find you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions," said Lieutenant Katona. "Even if you beat the odds and manage to walk away from an impaired-driving crash alive, the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can still destroy your life."

According to the LAPD, violators will face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Their insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department

Long Beach - September 3, 2011

In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved collisions, the Long Beach Police Department will be conducting a Driving Under the Influence - Driver License Checkpoint on Saturday, September 3, 2011, from 6:00 p.m., until 2:00 a.m. Sunday, September 4, 2011. This checkpoint will be held in the western section of the city. These checkpoints are conducted to identify DUI offenders and get them off the street, as well as to educate the public on the dangers of driving while impaired.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The purpose of the DUI - Driver License Checkpoint is an attempt to reduce those tragedies, as well as to ensure drivers have a valid driver license. By publicizing these enforcement and educational efforts, the Long Beach Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from driving while impaired.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are found to be under the influence will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs - Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Provided by the Long Beach Police Department.

South Pasadena - August 26, 2011

The South Pasadena Police Department announced last week that it will join nearly 10,000 other law enforcement agencies nationwide in support of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, an intensive crackdown on impaired driving Aug. 19 through Sept. 5.

As a part of this campaign, a DUI checkpoint is scheduled for Aug. 26, in the 400 block of Fair Oaks Avenue, beginning at 8 p.m.

"All too often, innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences and the loss of loved ones due to this careless disregard for human life," said South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Payne.

In 2009, 10,839 people died in drunk-driving related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The highest percentage of these fatalities occurred with people aged 21 to 24.

"Because we're committed to ending the carnage, we're intensifying enforcement during the crackdown," said Chief Payne. "Since twice as many alcohol-impaired accidents occur over the weekend and four times as many occur at night, we will be especially vigilant during these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads."

According to the South Pasadena Police Department, violators will face jail time, loss of their driver licenses or sentencing of ignition interlocks. The department reminds residents: Financial hits would include a spike in insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of job or job prospects.

Provided by an article on South Pasadena Patch.

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Downey - August 26, 2011

DOWNEY - The Downey Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint on Friday, Aug. 26, at an undisclosed location within the city from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Officers will be checking drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Field sobriety tests will be conducted on anyone an officer suspects has been drinking or is impaired. "If you fail, expect jail," authorities said.

Over the last three years, DUI collisions in Downey have claimed four lives and injured 117 people, said Sgt. Dan Murray of the Downey Police Department.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths have declined by 11.9 percent, from 3,081 in 2009, to 2,715 in 2010, according to state figures. Total traffic fatalities decreased for the fifth consecutive year and are at their lowest level in six decades, when the federal government began compiling figures.

DUI deaths dropped 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, according to federal statistics. Alcohol-impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk or impaired driver.

"Everyone in California should be heartened with these figures," said Christopher Murphy, director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. "But as encouraging as this is, we can't let up on the efforts to encourage and support traffic safety. You can help make your community safe; if you see a drunk driver, call 911."

The checkpoint in Downey is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by an article on the Downey Patriot.

Santa Clarita - August 26, 2011

A DUI Checkpoint will be conducted tonight from 6 p.m. until 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The goal of the checkpoint is to educate the community on the hazards of drunk driving while enforcing the D.U.I. laws of the State of California.

The checkpoint is an ongoing attempt to safely remove drunk drivers from our roadways. The location of the checkpoint will be based on D.U.I. related activity in that area.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.

Provided by an article on Hometown Station.

Hawthorne - August 26, 2011

-Hawthorne Police Department today announced it will join nearly 10,000 other law enforcement agencies nationwide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving August 19 - September 5, known as "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

A DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is scheduled for August 26th, 2011 near Inglewood Avenue/Broadway Avenue, beginning at 8:00 PM, in partnership with law enforcement nationwide during the Summer/Labor Day Campaign.

The crime of impaired driving is a serious one. In 2009 alone, 10,839 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the 21-to-24 age group. "All too often, innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences and the loss of loved ones due to this careless disregard for human life. Because we're committed to ending the carnage, we're intensifying enforcement during the crackdown. Since twice as many alcohol impaired accidents occur over the weekend and four times as many occur at night, we will be especially vigilant during these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads," said Captain Kauffman, Hawthorne Police Department.

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Los Angeles County - August 26 - September 4, 2011

What:
Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When & Where:

• Friday, August 26, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Figueroa Street and 9th Street in Central Area;

• Friday, August 26, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Manchester Avenue and Broadway in Southeast Area;

• Friday, August 26, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Hoover Street in Northeast Area;

• Saturday, August 27, 2011 - DUI Saturation Patrol from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in West Los Angeles Area.

• Friday, September 2, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Venice Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Wilshire Area;

• Friday, September 2, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Topanga Boulevard and Califa Street in Topanga Area;

• Saturday, September 3, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Venice Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard in Pacific Area;

• Saturday, September 3, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Western Avenue and Slauson Avenue in 77th Street Area;

• Saturday, September 3, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Figueroa Street and 9th Street in Central Area; and,

• Sunday, September 4, 2011 - Sobriety Checkpoint from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Harbor Boulevard and 1st Street in Harbor Area;

Who:
Emergency Operations Division

Why:
The crime of impaired driving is a serious one. In 2009 alone, 10,839 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the 21-to-24 age group.

"All too often, innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences and the loss of loved ones due to this careless disregard for human life. Because we're committed to ending the carnage, we're intensifying enforcement during the crackdown. Since twice as many alcohol-impaired accidents occur over the weekend and four times as many occur at night, we will be especially vigilant during these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads," said Lieutenant Ron Katona, Traffic Coordination Section, Emergency Operations Division.

The Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 Task Force will also deploy DUI Driver's License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols during 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.

"Our message is simple and unwavering: if we find you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions," said Lieutenant Katona. "Even if you beat the odds and manage to walk away from an impaired-driving crash alive, the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can still destroy your life."

According to the LAPD, violators will face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Their insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.

The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown is led by NHTSA with the California Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign combining high-visibility enforcement and heightened public awareness through publicity. For more information, visit the High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign Headquarters at www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

Statewide and local Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign Enforcement Schedules and Daily DUI Arrest/Fatal Stats, visit the www.californiaavoid.org. The Program is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety who reminds everyone to please - Report Drunk Driving - Call 9-1-1!

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Santa Monica - August 26, 2011

The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety and Driver License checkpoint on the evening of Friday August 26, 2011. This is part of an ongoing campaign to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and remove them from the street, as well as bring awareness to our community of the dangers of impaired driving.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System.

Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department will be contacting drivers in the City of Santa Monica to confirm their sobriety and driver's license status since unlicensed drivers are over-represented in fatal crashes. This is the Fourth of several checkpoints to be conducted over a twelve month period.

The Santa Monica Police Department reminds drivers if you plan on drinking, have a designated driver or call a taxi cab to take you safely home.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by theSanta Monica Police Department.

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Redondo Beach- August 20, 2011

Redondo Beach PD Launches Intensive Crackdown on Impaired Driving

Law Enforcement Isn't Easing Up; Everyone Found Driving Over the Limit Will Be Arrested

Redondo Beach, CA -The Redondo Beach Police Department today announced it will join nearly 10,000 other law enforcement agencies nationwide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving August 19 - September 5, known as "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

A DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is scheduled for August 20, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city limit beginning at 7:30 PM in partnership with law enforcement nationwide during the Summer/Labor Day Campaign.

The crime of impaired driving is a serious one. In 2009 alone, 10,839 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the 21-to-24 age group. "When you drive under the influence of intoxicants, you show a careless disregard for yourself, your family and friends and for the innocent, law-abiding people that share the road with you.

Impaired drivers cause collisions that frequently result in injury or death. We are committed to reduce these incidents through increased enforcement.

Twice as many alcohol-impaired accidents occur over the weekend and four times as many occur at night. We will be especially vigilant during these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads," said Police Chief Leonardi, Redondo Beach Police Department.

Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 Task Force will also deploy DUI Driver's License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols during 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.

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Los Angeles County- August 19-25, 2011

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (East) in Glendale (Officers from Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, San Fernando, Burbank, LAPD and CHP, 1830- 0230 hrs)

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (West) in Hawthorne - (Officers from El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo, Torrance, LASO Lennox and CHP South LA - Imperial Hwy /Grevillea Ave)

DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Southwest Area
DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Foothill Area
DUI Checkpoint - LASD Palmdale
DUI Checkpoint - Alhambra
DUI Checkpoint - Beverly Hills
DUI Checkpoint - El Monte
DUI Checkpoint - Glendale
DUI Checkpoint - Huntington Park
DUI Checkpoint - Pasadena
DUI Checkpoint - Pomona

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency - (Including officers from Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre)

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo, Torrance, LASO Lennox and CHP South LA)

Friday, August 19

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 West (South Bay)
DUI Patrol - CHP Altadena
DUI Patrol - CHP East Los Angeles
DUI Patrol - LASD Palmdale
DUI Patrol - LAPD Central Bureau
DUI Patrol - LAPD South Bureau
DUI Patrol - LAPD West Bureau
DUI Patrol - Azusa
DUI Patrol - Long Beach
DUI Patrol - Pomona
DUI Patrol - Redondo Beach
DUI Patrol - San Fernando
DUI Patrol - San Gabriel

Saturday, August 20

DUI Checkpoint - Redondo Beach
DUI Checkpoint - CHP Altadena
DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Devonshire Area
DUI Checkpoint - LAPD Northeast Area
DUI Checkpoint - LASD La Mirada
DUI Checkpoint - Covina
DUI Checkpoint - Redondo Beach

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including officers from Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, San Fernando and Burbank)

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) - El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo, Torrance, LASO Lennox and CHP South LA (2000-0400 hrs)

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 West (South Bay)
DUI Patrol - CHP South Los Angeles
DUI Patrol - LAPD South Bureau
DUI Patrol - LAPD Valley Bureau
DUI Patrol - LAPD West Bureau
DUI Patrol - Glendale

Sunday, August 21

EMBARGOED DUI Warrant Sweep - San Gabriel

DUI Patrol - LAPD Harbor Area

Monday, August 22

DUI Checkpoint - Vernon

Wednesday, August 24

EMBARGOED - Warrant Detail - Redondo Beach

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (West) Long Beach

DUI Patrol- Avoid the 100 (West) - El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo, Torrance, LASO Lennox and CHP

Thursday, August 25

DUI Checkpoint - Avoid the 100 (West) - Huntington Park
DUI Checkpoint - Gardena

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 West - (Vernon, Signal Hill, South Gate, Long Beach, Huntington Park)

DUI Patrol- Avoid the 100 West (South Bay) - El (END-OF-PRESS RELEASE)

Long Beach - August 13, 2011

The Long Beach Police Department will be conducting a checkpoint to screen for impaired and unlicensed drivers this Saturday, August 13, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, in North Long Beach.

In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved collisions, driving-under-the-influence (DUI) checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as to educate the public on the dangers of driving while impaired.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. The purpose of this enforcement is to reduce those tragedies, as well as to ensure drivers have a valid driver's license. By publicizing these enforcement and educational efforts, the Long Beach Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from driving while impaired.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs - Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Provided by the Long Beach Police Department.

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Los Angeles- August 12, 2011

South Traffic Division Sobriety Checkpoint

WHAT: Sobriety and Driver's License Checkpoint

WHEN: Friday, August 12, 2011 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: Westbound Imperial Hwy between Main St and San Pedro St.

WHO: Officers from the LAPD's Crime Task Force/Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Detail, South Traffic Division

WHY: Despite the tireless efforts of thousands of advocates and law enforcement officers alike, drunk driving continues to be one of America's deadliest crimes.

his operation will be conducted in an effort to reduce the incident of injuries, death, and property damage associated with the intoxicated driver at this location.

Southeast Division has experienced an 83% increase in Driving Under the Influence related traffic collisions in the last four week period. The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the community of Southeast Division to use designated drivers and not drink and drive. Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested.

Funding for this checkpoint comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We can all help make our streets safer. Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1.

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department .

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Los Angeles- August 12, 2011

Operations West Bureau-Sobriety Checkpoint

WHAT: Sobriety and Driver's License Checkpoint

WHEN: Friday, August 12, 2011 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on August 13, 2011

WHERE:Highland Avenue and DeLongpre Street

WHO: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division

WHY: The purpose of the Sobriety/Driver's License checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated and unlicensed drivers through enforcement and public awareness

Funding for this checkpoint comes from the University of California-Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center. We can all help make our streets safer. Report Drunk Drivers-Call 911.

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Los Angeles - August 13, 2011

LAPD Announce DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints

What: Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When: Saturday, August 13, 2011, 8 P.M. to Sunday, August 14, 2011, 2 A.M.

Where: Sunset Boulevard between Maltman Avenue and Silver Lake Boulevard Los Angeles, California

Who: Emergency Operations Division

Why: Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being an valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Los Angeles - August 12, 2011

Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being an valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

Officers will be checking drivers through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and or drug impairments. Officers will check for proper licensing and will strive to impact motorists only momentarily. If officers suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test. If you fail, expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, driving under the influence classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades, when the federal government began compiling figures. According to federal statistics driving under the influence deaths declined by 16 percent; from 1,132 in 2007 down to 950 in 2009. Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk or impaired driver.

"Everyone in California should be heartened with these figures," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). "But as encouraging as this is, we can't let up on the efforts to encourage and support traffic safety. You can help make your community safe; if you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Funding for this and other DUI checkpoints are provided to the Los Angeles Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver.

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Gardena- August 12, 2011

Gardena, CA - Gardena Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI / Drivers License checkpoint on August 12, 2011 on El Segundo Blvd. at Halldale Avenue for eastbound traffic between the hours of 7:30 PM and concluding at 3:30 AM.

DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being an valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

Officers will be checking drivers through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and or drug impairments. Officers will check for proper licensing and will strive to impact motorists only momentarily.

If officers suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test. If you fail, expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

"Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 7 lives and resulted in 128 injury crashes harming 183 of our friends and neighbors," said Sgt Nagao.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades, when the federal government began compiling figures. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, according to federal statistics. Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk or impaired driver.

"Everyone in California should be heartened with these figures," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

"But as encouraging as this is, we can't let up on the efforts to encourage and support traffic safety. You can help make your community safe; if you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Funding for this and other DUI checkpoints are provided to Gardena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver.

Provided by the Gardena Police Department.

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Santa Monica - August 12, 2011

The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety/ Driver's License checkpoint on the evening of Friday August 12, 2011. This is part of an ongoing campaign to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and remove them from the street, as well as bring awareness to our community of the dangers of impaired driving.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System.

Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department will be contacting drivers in the City of Santa Monica to confirm their sobriety and driver's license status since unlicensed drivers are over-represented in fatal crashes. This is the Fourth of several checkpoints to be conducted over a twelve month period.

The Santa Monica Police Department reminds drivers if you plan on drinking, have a designated driver or call a taxi cab to take you safely home. For more information please contact Sergeant Jeff Wiles at the Santa Monica Police Department Traffic Division, 310-458-8950, or the Public Information Officer, Sergeant Richard Lewis at 310-458-8462.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by the Santa Monica Police Department.

Studio City - August 5, 2011

Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being an valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

Officers will be checking drivers through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and or drug impairments. Officers will check for proper licensing and will strive to impact motorists only momentarily. If officers suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test. If you fail, expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, driving under the influence classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades, when the federal government began compiling figures. Driving under the influence deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, according to federal statistics. Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk or impaired driver.

"Everyone in California should be heartened with these figures," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). "But as encouraging as this is, we can't let up on the efforts to encourage and support traffic safety. You can help make your community safe; if you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Inglewood - July 29, 2011

The Inglewood Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, July 29, 2011, from 7:00 pm to 3:00am. The checkpoint will monitor eastbound traffic on Imperial Highway at Simms Avenue in the City of Inglewood.

Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead. Once diverted into the checkpoint lane, motorists will be detained for only a few moments while officers explain the purpose of the checkpoint, check their driver's licenses, and ensure motorists are not impaired due to alcohol and/or drugs.

Sobriety checkpoints are conducted in accordance with guidelines for checkpoint operations summarized in the Supreme Court decision, Ingersoll vs. Palmer. Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked. If traffic volume becomes too heavy, vehicles will then be checked by a pre-set standard (such as every 3rd or 5th vehicle) to ensure objectivity.

Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs; if we catch you driving buzzed, drunk or impaired by drugs, you will go to jail. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911!

Provided by the Inglewood Police Department

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Los Angeles- July 29, 2011

What:
Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, July 29, 2011, 8 p.m. to Saturday, July 30, 2011, 2 a.m.

Where:
La Cienega Boulevard between Rosewood Avenue and Oakwood Avenue
Los Angeles, California

When:
Saturday, July 30, 2011, 8 p.m. to Sunday, July 31, 2011, 2 a.m.

Where:
Manchester Avenue between Main Street and Broadway
Los Angeles, California

Who:
Emergency Operations Division

Why:
Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being an valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

Officers will be checking drivers through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and or drug impairments. Officers will check for proper licensing and will strive to impact motorists only momentarily. If officers suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test. If you fail, expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, driving under the influence classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades, when the federal government began compiling figures. Driving under the influence deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, according to federal statistics. Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk or impaired driver.

"Everyone in California should be heartened with these figures," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). "But as encouraging as this is, we can't let up on the efforts to encourage and support traffic safety. You can help make your community safe; if you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Funding for this and other DUI checkpoints are provided to the Los Angeles Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver. For further information, please contact Officer Don Inman, Emergency Operations Division, at 213-486-0703.

Provided by theLos Angeles Police Department

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Palmdale - July 29, 2011

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Risk Management Bureau's Traffic Services Detail, will be conducting a DUI/DL Checkpoint on Friday, July 29, 2011 from 6 PM until approximately 2 AM. The checkpoint will be conducted in the City of Palmdale.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths have declined 23 percent from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009 and total traffic fatalities are at their lowest level in six decades. DUI deaths have declined from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, which is a decrease of over 16 percent. Not to mention the high cost of a first time DUI conviction which could cost someone anywhere between $6,000 to $10,000 when all the potential fines, fees, classes, lawyers, work days missed, and increased insurance for years to come have been factored in.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. Alcohol impaired deaths make up the largest number of vehicle fatalities, with 31 percent of all vehicle fatalities caused by a drunk driver. A DUI/DL checkpoint is an effective and proven method in lowering alcohol related traffic deaths. This DUI/DL checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well to insure that drivers possess a valid driver's license.

A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness, as well as educate the public, on the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving, which ultimately will save lives.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs - Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety administration.

Provided by theLos Angeles Sheriff's Department - Nixle

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Inglewood- July 23, 2011

The Inglewood Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday,July 29, 2011, from 7:00 pm to 3:00am. The checkpoint will monitor eastbound traffic on Imperial Highway at Simms Avenue in the City of Inglewood. Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead. Once diverted into the checkpoint lane, motorists will be detained for only a few moments while officers explain the purpose of the checkpoint, check their driver's licenses, and ensure motorists are not impaired due to alcohol and/or drugs.

Sobriety checkpoints are conducted in accordance with guidelines for checkpoint operations summarized in the Supreme Court decision, Ingersoll vs. Palmer. Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked. If traffic volume becomes too heavy, vehicles will then be checked by a pre-set standard (such as every 3rd or 5th vehicle) to ensure objectivity.

Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs; if we catch you driving buzzed, drunk or impaired by drugs, you will go to jail. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911!

Funding for this program is provided by the by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Provided by the Inglewood Police Department

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Santa Clarita - July 22, 2011

ersonnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Risk Management Bureau's Traffic Services Detail, will be conducting a DUI/DL Checkpoint on Friday, July 22, 2011 from 6 PM until approximately 2 AM. The checkpoint will be conducted in the City of Santa Clarita.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths have declined 23 percent from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009 and total traffic fatalities are at their lowest level in six decades. DUI deaths have declined from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, which is a decrease of over 16 percent. Not to mention the high cost of a first time DUI conviction which could cost someone anywhere between $6,000 to $10,000 when all the potential fines, fees, classes, lawyers, work days missed, and increased insurance for years to come have been factored in.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. Alcohol impaired deaths make up the largest number of vehicle fatalities, with 31 percent of all vehicle fatalities caused by a drunk driver.

A DUI/DL checkpoint is an effective and proven method in lowering alcohol related traffic deaths. This DUI/DL checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well to insure that drivers possess a valid driver's license.

A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness, as well as educate the public, on the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving, which ultimately will save lives.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs - Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety administration.

Provided by the Santa Clarita Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff