Law enforcement agencies across SoCal are planning added patrols and DUI checkpoints for the Fourth of July holiday weekend in 2014.
Police are warning people celebrating the Fourth of July holiday to arrange a designated driver before beginning the festivities, and have planned added patrols and DUI checkpoints to curb drunk driving across the city.
The Los Angeles Police Department will have added officers patrolling these areas for Thursday, July 3:
For Sunday, July 6:
The department will conduct the following checkpoints Thursday, July 3:
For Saturday, July 5:
LAPD encourages anyone celebrating the holiday weekend to plan a safe way home. Police suggest designating a sober driver in advance, leaving the car keys at home, using public transportation, or calling a taxi.
California Highway Patrol will also be conducting a maximum enforcement period from 6 p.m. Friday through Tuesday morning. All available officers will be patrolling the region's freeways.
“Our goal is to use education and enforcement to get the message out to be responsible this weekend,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said in a statement. “We want everyone to have great Independence Day weekend, but also want you to do it safely and responsibly.”
Other local agencies are also planning added patrols and checkpoints.
Anyone who sees a possible drunk driver on the road should call 911.