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DUI Checkpoint Planned for Hollywood on Friday

You've been warned.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
From the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department: 

A DUI checkpoint is planned for Friday in Hollywood.

The Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/driver’s license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide to stop and arrest drunk or drugged drivers and to heighten awareness of the deadly combination that alcohol, drugs, and driving can have on this first holiday weekend of the summer season. 

Along with warm weather and the start of the vacation season, it’s also the season for college and high school graduations. With so many reasons for celebrations, law enforcement is sending two messages: 

1) Don’t drink and drive or ride with someone who has been drinking, and 
2) Extra officerswill be working to stop and arrest those who drive impaired. 

The start of the summer season on this 3-day holiday weekend will find law enforcement reminding everyone to make plans now for those weekend trips and celebrations. Make sure to use a ‘Designated Sober Driver’ to prevent arrest, or worse, a deadly driving tragedy. 

The County’s DUI Task Force kicks off Friday with enforcement that will continue over the weekend through Monday, Memorial Day. Additionally, the California Highway Patrol will be deploying all available officers onto freeways and county roads as part of their Maximum Enforcement Period. 

Law enforcement county-wide is asking for everyone’s support this holiday weekend and all summer 
long: 

• Plan ahead. Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins. 
• Those hosting celebrations and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours. 
• Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks to the Designated Sober Driver. For tasty drink recipes, visit the DDrink Mixology Center atwww.facebook.com/CaliforniaOTS
• If you are the Designated Driver, download the special Smartphone app that makes you the VIP, with free non-alcoholic drinks and other freebies – www.ddvipca.com 
• Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food. 
• If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1! 

In addition to the Memorial Day DUI crackdown, law enforcement nationwide is looking to stop and ticket those who have failed to buckle up or secure young passengers. Remember Click It or Ticket! 

Funding for the Avoid DUI Task Force is by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Avoid Task Force will also be deploying checkpoints and DUI patrols during the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend and the summer August/Labor Day DUI Mobilization. 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND ENFORCEMENT SCHEDULE 

[Los Angeles County, CA] - Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force is announcing its upcoming enforcement operations for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend DUI Campaign. The following schedule of operations, dates, and locations are provided for 
broadcast. Details may be added, changed or canceled during this mobilization. 

Friday, May 23 
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 Multi-Agency in San Gabriel
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 East/Pomona 
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 East Multi-Agency in Arcadia 
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 West Multi-Agency in El Segundo 
Checkpoint – Pasadena 
Checkpoint – CHP East Los Angeles Area 
Checkpoint – CHP South Los Angeles Area 
Checkpoint – LAPD North Hollywood Area 
Checkpoint – LAPD Hollywood Area 
Checkpoint – LAPD Foothill Area 
Checkpoint – LAPD 77th Street Area 
Checkpoint – LASD Lancaster 
Checkpoint – LASD Santa Clarita 
DUI Task Force Ops – Avoid the 100 West (El Camino College, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Signal Hill, South Gate, Torrance and Vernon) 
DUI Patrols – LAPD Central Bureau 
DUI Patrols – LASD Palmdale 
DUI Patrols – Azusa 
DUI Patrols – Pomona 
DUI Patrols – Whittier 
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) – CHP Southern Division 

Saturday, May 24 
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 West Multi-Agency in Manhattan Beach 
Checkpoint – Whittier 
Checkpoint – LAPD Hollenbeck Area 
Checkpoint – CHP Antelope Valley Area 
Checkpoint – CHP Baldwin Park Area 
Checkpoint – CHP West Valley Area 
DUI Task Force Ops – CHP South Los Angeles Area 
DUI Task Force Ops – Avoid the 100 East (San Gabriel, Downey, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Montebello, Bell Gardens, Whittier) 
DUI Patrols – LAPD Southwest Area 
DUI Task Force Ops – Avoid the 100 West (El Camino College, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Signal Hill, South Gate, Torrance and Vernon) 
DUI Task Force Ops – Avoid the 100 East (Arcadia, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, Monrovia, 
El Monte, Sierra Madre) 
DUI Patrols – Azusa 
DUI Patrols – Long Beach 
DUI Patrols – Pomona 
DUI Patrols – Redondo Beach 
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) – CHP Southern Division 

Sunday, May 25 
DUI Patrols – Avoid the 100 West (El Camino College, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Signal Hill, South Gate, Torrance and Vernon) 
DUI Patrols – LAPD Hollenbeck Area 
DUI Patrols – Whittier 
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) – CHP Southern Division 

Monday, May 26 
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) – CHP Southern Division 

Al Sanchez May 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM
OOOOHHH! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!! STOP THIS POLICE STATE MENTALITY, CALIFORNIA!

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