- Avalon Boulevard between Opp Street and I Street, from 6:00 P.M to 1:00 A.M
- Crenshaw Boulevard between Coliseum Street and West 39th Street, from 8:00 P.M to 3:00 A.M
Law enforcement officers have chosen these two locations because the neighborhoods have had a history of drunk driving car accidents and many DUI arrests. LAPD reports that residents of the Southwest Area of Los Angeles have endured 121 driving under the influence related, and 1,096 hit and run, traffic collisions. The Harbor Area has seen 98 driving under the influence related, and 658 hit and run, traffic collisions.
Police hope that the checkpoints in Los Angeles will remind community members to use designated drivers and encourage people not to consume alcohol before driving. There are certain constraints law enforcement officers have when conducting sobriety and drivers license checkpoints (see earlier blog post "Los Angeles DUI Attorneys Analyze Sobriety Checkpoints"). If you feel that law enforcement officers didn't go through the right procedures to conduct a checkpoint or if you've been wrongfully arrested for a DUI, don't hesitate to contact a Los Angeles drunk driving lawyer.
- South Traffic Division Holiday Weekend Sobriety Checkpoint (LAPD News Release)
- South Bureau Sobriety Checkpoint (LAPD News Release)
- Field Sobriety Tests and Sobriety Checkpoints (FindLaw)