In order to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated drivers in the Los Angeles area, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department are planning a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint tonight in Southern L.A. Through a press release, LAPD has announced that there will be at least one checkpoint tonight --on April 30--from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The DUI checkpoint will be held at West Slauson Avenue between Buckler Avenue and Edgemar Avenue.
LAPD reports that in the 77th Street Area, there have been 38 driving under the influence-related and 324 hit and run traffic collisions in just the year 2010. Because of the frequent amount of drunk driving collisions on the road, law enforcers feel the need to conduct DUI checkpoints. The checkpoints are not only supposed to catch drunk drivers, but they also have the goal of educating the Los Angeles community about using designated drivers and providing public awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving.