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LAPD to conduct sobriety and driver license checkpoints this weekend

City News Service | 4/10/2013, 8:02 a.m.

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.

Checkpoints will be operated between 8 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday on Slauson Avenue at Buckler Avenue in Hyde Park and on Eagle Rock Boulevard at El Paso Drive in Eagle Rock, police said.

A checkpoint will also be operated from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday on Manchester Avenue at Hoover Street in South Los Angeles Crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-
publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough, according to the LAPD.