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LAPD Cracking Down on DUIs This Cinco De Mayo

The LAPD encourages those celebrating Cinco De Mayo to plan a safe way home before festivities begin.

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    In effort to curb drunken driving during Cinco de Mayo, the Los Angeles Police Department planned DUI checkpoints throughout the city.

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    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:

    Mark Schiefelbein/AP

    • 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. 

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