By Aaron Blevins, 8/02/2012
The LAPD will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Aug. 3 on Santa Monica Boulevard between Bronson Avenue and Van Ness Avenue.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence while providing the greatest safety for officers and the public.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses.
“Over the course of the past year, DUI-related collisions have claimed twelve lives and injured 825 of our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles,” Lt. Ron Katona said.