DUI Crack Down Starts Tonight

By City News Service

An intensive effort will be carried out today and over the weekend to get intoxicated and unlicensed drivers off the road, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

“Over the course of the past year, DUI-related collision have claimed 12 lives and injured 825 friends and neighbors in Los Angeles,” said Lt. Ron Katona of the department’s Traffic Coordination Section.

A checkpoint will be operated on Vermont Avenue between Pico Boulevard and 12th Street in the Pico-Union district from about 7 p.m. tonight until about 3 a.m. Saturday, according to LAPD Officer Don Inman. Another checkpoint will be operated on Manchester Avenue between Hoover and Figueroa streets in South Los Angeles beginning about 8 p.m.

A drunken driving/license checkpoint will be run on Sherman Way between Sepulveda Boulevard and Orion Avenue in North Hollywood beginning about 8 p.m. Saturday.

On L.A.’s Eastside, officers assigned to the Hollenbeck Station will begin a saturation patrol about 8 p.m. Sunday in a search for intoxicated drivers.

The checkpoints and patrols are financed by grants administered by the
state Office of Traffic Safety.

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