New Years Eve is here, and it's time to party. But when you close out 2009 with a bang, make sure you're making responsible decisions. The last thing you would want is to enter the new year with a DUI. The Los Angeles Police Departments is cracking down on drunk drivers with a series of checkpoints this weekend. Funding for these checkpoints comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Police have so far confirmed checkpoints at the following locations.
- December 31: Hollywood Boulevard at Las Palmas Avenue, between 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM
- January 1: South Figueroa Street between 8th and 9th streets, between 6:00 PM and 1:00 AM
- January 2: Olympic Boulevard west of Cherry Avenue, between 7:00 PM and 12:30 AM
In addition to these scheduled DUI checkpoints, surrounding Los Angeles cities, such as Santa Monica, will be holding saturation patrols on New Years Eve. The city of Santa Monica will designate a large number of officers specifically to be on the lookout for drunk drivers with the saturation patrol.