In effort to curb drunken driving during Cinco de Mayo, the Los Angeles Police Department planned DUI checkpoints throughout the city.
Additional police officers will be deployed to find impaired drivers on Cinco De Mayo Monday as part of the DUI saturation patrol.
The patrols are:
- Central area from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Southwest area from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Hollywood area from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Hollywood area from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The LAPD encourages those celebrating Cinco De Mayo to plan a safe way home before festivities begin, whether it be designating a sober driver in advance, leaving your car keys at home, using public transportation, or calling a taxi or friend to pick you up.
Anyone who sees a possible drunk driver on the road should call 911.
Four checkpoints were set up Friday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. and more were held on Saturday.