Memorial Day DUI Checkpoints in Los Angeles Released

checkpointPrior to Memorial Day weekend the Los Angeles Police Department has to prepare for the exciting events that will take place around the city. At many of these events adults will be consuming adult beverages. Unfortunately, there are some adults that will make a poor decision and get behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated. To keep Los Angeles roads safe for all drivers, there will be a number of DUI checkpoints that are set up throughout the city. Interestingly, there are a few states that have made it unconstitutional for police to set up DUI checkpoints.

Portland DUI lawyer Andy Green explains DUI checkpoints are unconstitutional in our neighbor to the north. You can find all the DUI checkpoint laws by state here. If you are out of town for Memorial Day weekend you may notice a lack of DUI checkpoints in Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. As all Los Angeles residents know, DUI checkpoints are alive and well in the state of California.

Below are the checkpoint locations:

Friday
Rampart Area at Olympic Blvd. and Blaine St. from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Van Nuys Area at Van Nuys Blvd. and Hart St. from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Wilshire Area at LaBrea and 3rd St. from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Saturday
DUI Saturation Patrol in Central Bureau from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Checkpoint in the 77th St. Area at Western Ave. and Slauson Ave. from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sunday
Checkpoint in Harbor Area at Harbor Blvd. and Santa Cruz St. from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturation patrol in the Southwest area 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturation patrol in Hollywood from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The California Highway Patrol has a “maximum enforcement period” that begins on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 and will conclude on Monday, May 25th at 11:59 pm. The DUI task force will be out in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Before getting behind the wheel of your car, truck, van or SUV over Memorial Day weekend please be cognizant of how many drinks you have had.

Over the next few days and weeks look for California and Los Angeles patrolmen to be on the lookout for anyone who isn’t wearing their seatbelt, is breaking traffic laws or is swerving and seems to be intoxicated. You can alleviate all of the pain of a DUI by using Uber, asking a friend to drive you home or calling a cab. There likely isn’t a single location in the City of Los Angeles in which Uber drivers are not willing to come pick you up.

Jessie

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