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LASD - West Hollywood Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday May 18th, 2017 :: 11:07 a.m. PDT

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DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint May 19, 2017

#LASD Traffic Services Detail DUI/CDL #Checkpoint, City of West Hollywood, Planned for Friday, May 19th. #WeHo

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, May 19, 2017 at an undisclosed location within the City of West Hollywood between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence.

Over the course of the past three years Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies have investigated 942 DUI collisions which have claimed 20 lives and resulted in another 1,417 injuries.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily.

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects.

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

AS A DRIVER, PLAN AHEAD WITH THESE TIPS:

Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins
Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver

Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.

Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.

Captain Sergio Aloma
West Hollywood Sheriff's Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 
780 N San Vicente Boulevard 
West Hollywood, CA 90069 
(310) 855-8850

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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station polices the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City (which includes Universal Theme Park, Studios, and Citywalk), and the Federal Enclave in West Los Angeles.

Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting the West Hollywood station. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Jim McDonnell, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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LASD - West Hollywood Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
780 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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