There’s a Sherman Oaks DUI checkpoint tonight, Saturday November 26 conducted by the LAPD. Police will be checking motorists’ sobriety by looking for signs of alcohol or drug use, as well as checking for proper licensing. The checkpoint will be held from 8 pm Saturday evening to 1 am Sunday morning on the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Columbus Ave.

There have been over 7,000 alcohol-related collisions on Los Angeles roads over the past 3 years in which 60 people were killed and 2,818 were injured. Both the LAPD and LASD are determined to significantly reduce that number going forward by holding DUI checkpoints throughout the city in key locations.

DUI checkpoints, like the one being held in Sherman Oaks, put a focus on locations around the city where alcohol-related collisions and traffic stops often occur. Law enforcement believes that collisions can be prevented via education and enforcement of the law.

Those who have the most power to reduce the number of alcohol-related collisions, though, are members of the public. Whenever you go out and plan to consume alcohol, always plan ahead. Whether it’s appointing a designated driver, or using one of the several apps like Uber or Lyft, never get behind the wheel, or get in someone else’s car if they’ve been drinking.