Los Angeles police will conduct seven DUI checkpoints through Monday morning in an effort to deter impaired driving.
The checkpoints will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in most spots Friday through Sunday. The locations are based on history of DUI crashes and arrests, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
“The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired,” LAPD said. “During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.”
Police reminded drivers that impairment can occur while under the influence of marijuana or prescription medications, not only alcohol.
The checkpoints will take place at the following locations:
— Northeast Area (6 p.m.-2 a.m.)
— Southeast Area (6 p.m.-2 a.m.)
— Florence Avenue at Central Avenue (6 p.m.-11 p.m.)
— Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Grand Avenue (6 p.m.-11 p.m.)
— Sunset Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue (6 p.m.-11 p.m.)
— West Valley Area (5 p.m.-1 a.m.)
— Manchester Avenue and Main Street (6 p.m.-11 p.m.)