CHP out in full force this Memorial Day weekend
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Memorial Day weekend targeting motorists who drink and drive, drive too fast or who are just reckless.
The California Highway Patrol's "maximum enforcement period'' begins at 6 p.m. and continues through 11:59 p.m. Monday, and all available officers will be on patrol, said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.
"As the public heads out to enjoy quality time with their family and friends this holiday weekend, we want them to have fun and be safe,'' Farrow said. "When you get in the car, make the choice to buckle up and ensure your passengers are secured as well.''
The enforcement period coincides with the 2011 "Click it or Ticket'' seatbelt enforcement campaign, which continues through June 5.
"While it's encouraging that California's current seatbelt and child safety seat usage rates are at an all-time high, it's the goal of law enforcement to get motorists to buckle up every day, not just over the holiday weekend,'' Farrow said.
Around Los Angeles County, various law enforcement agencies will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, including the following:
• Friday at 7 p.m., Los Angeles police will begin an eight-hour checkpoint on Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Devonshire Street.
• Friday at 7 p.m., Inglewood police will begin an eight-hour checkpoint on Crenshaw Boulevard near 102nd Street.
• On Saturday at 7 p.m., Los Angeles police will begin an eight-hour checkpoint on Florence Avenue near Main Street
• Also on Saturday at 7 p.m., Los Angeles police will begin an eight-hour checkpoint on Laurel Canyon Boulevard at Paxton Street.
On Sunday at noon, Los Angeles police will begin an eight-hour DUI "saturation patrol'' operation in the northeast area of the city.
Funding for DUI enforcement activities is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—California Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officers will be out in force on the July Fourth weekend, on the lookout for motorists driving drunk, speeding, or otherwise violating traffic laws.
The CHP’s Maximum Enforcement Period, during which all available officers will be assigned to patrol duties, will begin at 6 p.m. and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Monday, said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.
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.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Between today and June 5, if you don't "click it,'' you stand a good chance of getting a $142 ticket.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department warned that it and other departments throughout the state will look for drivers and passengers without seatbelts for the next two weeks as part of the 2011 Click It or Ticket campaign.
The fines and fees for a first-time adult seatbelt violation is a minimum $142. The minimum is $445 for children under 16 the first time.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A water main ruptured today in an unincorporated area north of Inglewood, causing some street flooding and disrupting residential water service.
The break occurred in the area of 62nd Street and Overhill Drive in Windsor Hills, just west of Los Angeles, around 2 a.m., drawing Los Angeles County firefighters to the site, said fire dispatch Supervisor Ed Pickett.
The flooding affected both sides of La Brea Avenue from 64th Street to 62nd Street, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Anthony Martin.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — The Los Angeles Police Department will conduct sobriety and driver license checkpoints and beefed-up anti-driving under the influence patrols in Hollywood, Hyde Park, Eagle Rock and South Los Angeles from Friday night to midnight Saturday.
A saturation patrol will be deployed in Hollywood from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday, the department announced today.