By Aaron Blevins, 8/16/2012
The Los Angeles Police Department has scheduled a DUI checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 17 on Hollywood Boulevard between Bronson Avenue and Gower Street.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence, and provide 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.
All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers, said LAPD lieutenant Ron Katona.
“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,” he said.
This DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license.