Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies will be searching for intoxicated and unlicensed drivers at two separate checkpoints in nearby Lakewood and Bellflower starting next week.
- The Lakewood checkpoint will be in operation from 6 p.m. Friday (March 8) to 2 a.m. Saturday (March 9).
- The Bellflower checkpoint will be in operation from 6 p.m. Thursday (March 14) to 1 a.m. Friday (March 15).
The locations of the checkpoints will be based on DUI related activity in that area. Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested.
“Saving lives, reducing injuries, traffic collisions and property damage is important work,” said Sheriff Lee Baca. "Every life is a life worth saving and we will do our utmost to help keep the public safe," according to the Sheriff's Department.
The checkpoint is being funded by a grant from the California Office of
Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
LASD: As A Driver, Plan Ahead
- 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.