The cops will get you if you don’t watch out, and the consequences of a DUI may be a lot more severe than anything the Grinch can hand out.
The Los Angeles Police Department will set up two sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints Saturday to target impaired drivers.
Police will hold the checkpoints from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday at Sepulveda Boulevard and Parthenia Street in North Hills and at Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue in Los Angeles.
Over the past three years, there have been 7,048 alcohol- and drug-related traffic collisions in Los Angeles, which have resulted in 60 fatalities and 2,818 injuries, police said.
The LAPD reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing DUI-related crashes by planning ahead of celebrations and gatherings and designating a non- drinking driver.
The DUI checkpoints are a strategy the Los Angeles Police Department is committed to in supporting Vision Zero, which is the city’s goal of ending all traffic-related collision deaths by 2025, police said.
The DUI checkpoints bring a laser focus to communities where DUI traffic collisions are occurring that are preventable through education and enforcement. Those enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, police said.
Locations of the checkpoints are subject to change or cancellation, police said.
There will also be a DUI saturation patrol from 5 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday in the Foothill area, police said.
— City News Service
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