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Weekend DUI Checkpoints Planned for Sun Valley, North Hollywood

Officers are urging motorists not to get behind the wheel while impaired.

Officers will conduct a DUI checkpoint in Sun Valley Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The checkpoint will be set up at Roscoe Boulevard and Sheldon Street, a press release read.

Another checkpoint is scheduled for the North Hollywood area Sunday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., but an intersection was not provided.

The statement went on to say:

"All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. “Over the course of the past year, DUI-related collisions have claimed twelve lives and injured 825 of our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles,” said Lieutenant Ronal Katona, LAPD Traffic Coordination Section.

A countywide crackdown on drunk driving has netted DUI arrests 2,168 from Dec. 14-Jan. 1.

The LAPD recommends these simple tips if you plan on drinking:
  • Designate your sober driver before the outing begins
  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself – eat enough food, take breaks, and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks.
  • If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, a friend, or a family member to come and get you.
  • Never let a friend get behind the wheel of their vehicle if you think they are about to drive while impaired.
  • Always buckle up – it’s still your best defense against impaired drivers.
Jessica Caviness January 04, 2013 at 11:23 PM
You should post Metro schedules with these updates. ☺

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