Los Angeles police have begun their crackdown on drunk drivers this month. This initiative targets drivers who appear to be intoxicated and will run until Labor Day weekend. Police have been setting up roadside checkpoints and have additional officers out looking to spot DUI. These programs are a good way to discourage people from making bad decisions, but can often result in over eager officers making unnecessary arrests. For example, this past weekend alone resulted in 568 DUI arrests just in Los Angeles.
If you were one of those people, call a L.A. DUI attorney right away. At Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, we believe in fighting for our clients. Our Los Angeles DUI defense lawyers understand that an arrest does not mean that you are guilty. When police look to target DUI offenders innocent people can end up being charged. Even if you feel that your situation is dire, we can still help you. If you are on the road in L.A. this summer, don't drink and drive. If you do find yourself in trouble, call a Los Angeles DUI lawyer right away.
The following checkpoints and patrols are planned for the summer by L.A. police:
Thursday, August 22
Checkpoint in Hollywood Area at Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, August 23
Checkpoint in Hollywood Area at Highland Avenue and De Longpre Avenue from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Checkpoint in Southwest Area at La Brea Avenue and Rodeo Road from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, August 24
Checkpoint in Southwest Area at Western Avenue and 39th Street from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Checkpoint in Topanga Area at Sherman Way and Variel Avenue from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Wednesday, August 28
DUI Saturation Patrol in Hollywood Area from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Thursday, August 29
Checkpoint in Southeast Area at Manchester Avenue and Hoover Street from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, August 30
Checkpoint in 77th Street Area at Florence Avenue and Main Street Avenue from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Checkpoint in West Valley Area at Roscoe Boulevard and Gloria Avenue from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, August 31
Checkpoint in Devonshire Area at Topanga Boulevard and Devonshire Street from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Checkpoint in Northeast Area at Sunset Boulevard and Fountain Avenue from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Checkpoint in Rampart Area at Olympic Boulevard and Lake Street from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DUI Saturation Patrol in 77th Street Area from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.