The Los Angeles Police Department will set up a saturation patrol Thursday night in the Devonshire area while three sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints–occurring in Koreatown, Hollywood and Sherman Oaks–start Friday night.
Police plan to hold the saturation patrol from 5 p.m. Thursday until 1 a.m. Friday, authorities said. The Devonshire area, according to the LAPD, includes Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Northridge, North Hills, Porter Ranch, West Hills and Winnetka.
Meanwhile, the first checkpoint is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday at Vermont Avenue and 6th Street in Koreatown.
A second checkpoint on the same night in Hollywood–also from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.–will take place at Hollywood Boulevard at Bronson Avenue.
The final checkpoint is set for 8 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday at Ventura Boulevard at Columbus Avenue, which is east of the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks.
In 2016 the LAPD investigated more than 2,400 DUI-related crashes that caused 21 deaths and over 1,000 injuries, authorities said.
As of May 27, the LAPD added, there have been 934 DUI-related traffic accidents in Los Angeles, which is an eight percent decrease from 1,019 crashes in 2016.
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