Beginning yesterday, June 30th and continuing through Tuesday, July 4th, LAPD and CHP officers have been increasing patrols throughout Los Angeles County in an effort to curb DUI-related collisions. Dubbed the “Maximum Enforcement Period” by the CHP, the increase in police presence began Friday at 6 p.m. and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th.
During the “Maximum Enforcement Period,” CHP officers will be out looking for any signs of impairment or other traffic violations and stopping vehicles accordingly. Last year, 1,118 drivers were arrested by the CHP on suspicion of DUI across the state of California during this same enforcement period, and 35 people were killed in traffic accidents. Law enforcement’s aim this year is to get both numbers down by increasing their presence on the streets and highways across California and stopping anyone they believe to be impaired by alcohol or drugs.
The LAPD will be doing its part by using saturation patrols, conducting DUI/License checks and deploying additional officers on the streets. DUI Checkpoints will be held at:
On Saturday, July 1st, DUI Checkpoints will be held at:
- Manchester Ave and Hoover Street from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
- Victory Boulevard at Bellaire Avenue from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Cahuenga Blvd at Broadlawn Ave from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Saturation patrol in Central Bureau from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
On Sunday, July 2nd
- DUI Saturation Patrol in 77th St area from noon to 8 p.m.
- DUI Saturation Patrol in Mission Area from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Monday, July 3rd
- DUI Saturation Patrol in 77th St area from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
There will likely be additional checkpoints and saturation patrols conducted by law enforcement throughout LA County over the holiday weekend. If you choose to consume alcohol, do not drink and drive. There are enough ride-hailing apps available like Uber and Lyft, taxis, public transit, etc. to get you to and from where you need to go safely.