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DUI Checkpoint Friday in West Hollywood

Sheriff's deputies will check motorists on San Vicente Boulevard from 7 p.m.-3 a.m.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will conduct a checkpoint to screen drivers for alcohol and license possession Friday starting at 7 p.m. and ending 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

The checkpoint will be on San Vicente Boulevard near Beverly Boulevard, said Sgt. Charles Braden of the West Hollywood Station.

The locations of DUI/CDL checkpoints are based on DUI-related activity in the area.

Drivers suspected of being intoxicated will be pulled from their vehicles and taken to an onsite testing area, said Detective Daniel Dail of the Sheriff's Traffic Services Detail. Deputies are equipped with portable devices that measure the level of alcohol in a person's system called "pulminary alcohol screening" devices.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths have declined 23 percent from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009 and total traffic fatalities are at their lowest level in six decades. DUI deaths have declined from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, which is a decrease of over 16 percent, the sheriff's department said.

Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/.

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me December 29, 2012 at 06:03 AM
HA!....my prediction was right on 12/25 regarding their location....i didn't get an email from Prang this time, but it appears as though they released the location in advance anyway.....crazy!! me 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 do you think jeff prang will send out an email again announcing the exact location of this checkpoint???.....and let me guess, it'll be on san vicente south of melrose again (near the city border)....city hall doesn't want to upset the bar owners on santa monica blvd, sunset and lacienega so they won't allow the sheriff's to do it there

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