Los Angeles police will be out in force this holiday season, cracking down on impaired drivers using DUI stops and saturation patrols.
This week, the LAPD has scheduled a number of DUI/license checkpoints and saturation patrols.
Thursday night, the LAPD will be conducting two checkpoints, one in the Olympic area at Vermont Avenue and Fifth Street from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and the second in Northeast Division at Eagle Rock Boulevard and El Paso Drive from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. DUI saturation patrols are also scheduled to run this evening in Hollywood from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
On Friday, a checkpoint is scheduled for the Hollywood area at Hollywood Boulevard and Bronson Avenue from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and in Van Nuys at Ventura Boulevard and Columbus Avenue from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday's checkpoints will be held in South Los Angeles at Western and Slauson avenues from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and in North Hollywood at Laurel Canyon and Victory boulevards from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
On Sunday, the LAPD will be conducting DUI saturation patrols in its Hollenbeck Division from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., in Devonshire Division from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and in the 77th Street Division from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Funding for these DUI/license checkpoints and saturation patrols is being provided for by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, according to the department.