LAPD plans saturation patrols citywide for St. Patrick's Day
DUI/driver’s license checkpoints
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—In preparation for this weekend’s planned St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Los Angeles Police Department has scheduled a series of DUI/driver’s license checkpoints and saturation patrols citywide.
Tonight’s DUI stops include the following locations, all beginning at 8 p.m. and continuing until 2 a.m.:
• West Los Angeles, Santa Monica Boulevard at Carmelina Avenue;
• North Hollywood, Victory Boulevard at Bellingham Avenue;
• Los Angeles, Florence Avenue and Broadway; and
• Hollywood, Highland Avenue and DeLongpre Avenue.
Saturday night’s checkpoints include:
• Los Angeles, Imperial Highway and Main Street, 6 p.m. to midnight; and
• Sun Valley, Van Nuys Boulevard and Amboy Avenue, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday night’s saturation patrols will cover the following LAPD division areas:
• Hollenbeck and Newton Divisions, 2 p.m to 10 p.m.;
• North Hollywood Division, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.;
• 77th Street Division, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.;
• Hollywood Division, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Funding for the checkpoints and saturation patrols is being 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.
VENICE, Calif.—A sobriety and license checkpoint will be conducted Friday evening in Venice, according to the Los Angeles police.
The drunken driving checkpoint will be held at Washington Boulevard between Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Yale Avenue from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, said LAPD Officer Don Iman.
For a decade, 0.08 has been the blood alcohol benchmark to consider a driver intoxicated
National Transportation Safety Board would like to see a nationwide 0.05 level
The board would also like to see swifter action on taking away offenders’ licenses
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The third annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival at L.A. Live will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, featuring Irish food and beverages, music, celebrities and culture, along with the famed—and non-Irish—Budweiser Clydesdales.
A concert stage will be placed in the 40,000 square foot Nokia Plaza.
TARZANA, Calif.—Singer Bobby Brown was arrested in Tarzana today on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, his second such arrest in the San Fernando Valley this year.
Brown was arrested around 1 a.m. after an officer observed his Acura sedan being driven erratically in the area of Ventura Boulevard and Corbin Avenue, according to Sgt. Duane Aikins of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Station.
He posted $25,000 bail and was released from a Van Nuys jail at 3:55 a.m., police said.