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LAPD Conducting DUI Checkpoint in North Hollywood Saturday Night

The operation is funded by state grants, which require that they be announced in advance to deter drunken driving.

Los Angeles police officers said they will conduct an overnight checkpoint for drunken drivers and those without valid licenses in North Hollywood Saturday night.

The checkpoint will be near Victory and Laurel Canyon boulevards, and was expected to begin at 8 p.m. tonight and conclude at 2 a.m. Sunday, according to a department statement.

The checkpoints are funded by state grants, which require that they be announced in advance to deter drunken driving.

Bob Peppermuller January 27, 2013 at 12:10 AM
I hope that includes cell phone DUIs.
DCraig January 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM
No Olympics in Mexico. Everyone who can run, jump, or swim is already here... not there.
Ross January 28, 2013 at 08:17 AM
Throwing the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America further down the toilet and moving us ever closer to becoming a police state. Are you really ok with this?
Mark Groveman January 28, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Hell no I'm not OK with this. I'm all for telling people don't drive drunk. It's great pulling someone over who is weaving, speeding and should not be driving but the check points are something right out of Hitler's Nazi regime. What ever happened to probable cause? All that police man power should be used cursing the street looking for drunk drivers and protecting the public. Not randomly pulling someone over who just had 2 or 3 beers with dinner. There is a huge difference between some 25 to 65 year old who has had a few drinks and could drive his or her car home back words because their not "DRUNK" as opposed to some teenager who has been beer bonging all night and has a hard time getting their key in the car door. Unfortunately there is absolutely nothing we can do about this because there's MADD and people who don't really drink that understand there's a difference. So let's just flush our constitutional rights down the toilet along with that teenagers puck.

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