As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, authorities warned Southlanders they will be out in force this weekend, looking for people driving while impaired.
In Reseda, the Los Angeles Police Department will begin a six-hour sobriety/driver's license checkpoint at 8 p.m. Saturday on Reseda Boulevard near Sherman Way.
“For football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the best days of the year,” Glendora police Chief Tim Staab said.
“Have a great time, but please don't allow the celebration to result in a drunk-driving arrest,” Staab said. “Act responsibly, designate a sober driver before the Super Bowl party begins, and leave your car keys at home.”
Law enforcement personnel will conduct stepped-up patrols and sobriety/driver's license checkpoints at various times this weekend.
Among the increased enforcement efforts:
- Saturday at 6 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department will begin conducting an eight-hour “DUI saturation patrol” of extra officers in the North Hollywood area
- Sunday at 2 p.m., the LAPD will begin eight-hour DUI saturation patrol in the Central Bureau's jurisdiction, which includes downtown Los Angeles
- Sunday at 5 p.m., the LAPD will begin eight-hour DUI saturation patrols in the West Valley and South Los Angeles areas
- Sunday at 7 p.m., the LAPD will begin an eight-hour DUI saturation patrol in the Hollywood area
Anyone seeing a suspected drunken driver was urged to call authorities.
--City News Service