A law enforcement effort was underway Friday to combat drunken driving through the Labor Day weekend, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
As part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, the LAPD will conduct a five-hour sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint beginning at 8 p.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Laveta Terrace in the Echo Park area, according to police.
Also, extra eight-hour patrols will be conducted beginning about 6 p.m. in the Central, Wilshire and Pacific areas, police said.
The enforcement effort will continue on future days at various locations, with sobriety/driver’s license checkpoints and beefed-up patrols.
The statewide campaign, coordinated by the California Highway Patrol, will include personnel in numerous law enforcement jurisdictions, and is part of a nationwide campaign.
—City News Service