The Los Angeles Police Department will establish sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints this Veterans Day weekend beginning Friday night to target impaired drivers.
The first checkpoint will operate from 8 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday at Victory and Balboa boulevards in Encino. The second checkpoint be up from 8 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday at Florence Avenue and Main Street in Los Angeles. The locations are subject to change or cancellation, police said.
Over the past three years, there have been 7,048 DUI-related traffic collisions in Los Angeles, resulting in 60 fatalities and 2,818 injuries, police said.
Those with plans to celebrate with alcohol this weekend are encouraged to plan ahead and designate a non-drinking driver.
A DUI or drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss of the driver’s license and high insurance rates, police said.
Enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, police said.
—City News Service
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