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Sobriety checkpoints


LOS ANGELES, Calif.–Los Angeles Police Department officers will staff two sobriety/driver’s license checkpoints this weekend, beginning tonight, in an ongoing effort to combat drunken driving.

From 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Saturday, officers will run a checkpoint at La Cienega Boulevard between Rosewood and Oakwood avenues near West Hollywood.

And from 8 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, there will be a checkpoint on Manchester Avenue between Main Street and Broadway in South Los Angeles.

Officers will check motorists for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and will also check for proper licensing.

Funding for checkpoints such as these are provided to local law enforcement organizations by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“You can help make your community safe,” said Christopher Murphy, director of the OTS. “If you see a drunk driver, call 911.”