Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested one driver at a DUI checkpoint that was held from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. on Aug. 19 at Fairfax Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. DUI checkpoints are held at locations with a high volumes of vehicle traffic to promote public safety, authorities said. As the summer travel season winds down, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
“Whether traveling locally or taking a longer road trip to see friends and family, please have a game plan for how to get home safely,” said Sgt. Robert Hill, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Safety Operations. “There is never a good excuse for driving after drinking or using drugs that impair.”
The department asks motorists to take the necessary precautions by buckling seatbelts, avoiding distractions behind the wheel, following the speed limit and not driving impaired. The sheriff’s department will have additional deputies on patrol through Labor Day, Sept. 5, looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The additional enforcement effort is part of the Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over national campaign. In 2020, 1,159 people were killed throughout the state in drunk driving-related crashes, which accounted for 30% of all traffic deaths., according to the sheriff’s department. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana may also cause impairment. If you see someone driving impaired, call 911. For information, visit lasd.org and wehosheriff.com.
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