DUI Checkpoint in San Fernando Valley
The Los Angeles Police Department, in a continuous effort to dete motorist from driving under the influence, is conducting a sobriety checkpoint tonight in Canoga Park. Police officers will be stopping motorist to look for signs of intoxication between the time of 8pm and 2 AM at the corner of Sherman Way and Variel Avenue. In addition to signs of intoxication, drivers will be checked for proper licensing.
Anyone found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be subject to arrest. In addition to being arrested, their vehicle will be impounded. LAPD reports that the final cost after court fees, impound fees, DUI classes, and insurance increases, can exceed $10,000.
According to police, research shows that the number of DUI-related crashes drops 20 percent in areas where officers conduct checkpoints on a regular basis.
This and other DUI checkpoints are conducted by the LAPD with funding via a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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