Los Angeles Law Enforcement Prepare for Thanksgiving Weekend DUI Crackdown

Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 26-Nov-2014

With Thanksgiving nearly here, many of us are preparing for family get-togethers, meetings with old friends, and a long weekend. Law enforcement officers, on the other hand, are preparing to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence this holiday weekend.

According to statistics, holidays and weekends see higher rates of alcohol-related accidents than any other time of year – and these accidents cause thousands of preventable injuries and deaths. In an effort to crack down on drunk and drugged driving this Thanksgiving weekend, law enforcement agencies across Los Angeles and surrounding communities have announced the following:

  • Sobriety checkpoints will be conducted throughout the county at various locations.
  • More officers will be on patrol in locations and at times with higher rates of impaired driving incidents. These increased patrols are known as saturation patrols. One patrol announced will take place from Saturday at 4:00 pm to midnight in the LAPD's Central Bureau area.
  • Checkpoints will take place throughout the weekend, including a checkpoint from Friday evening to Saturday morning in Pacoima.

Authorities throughout the area routinely conduct these periods of increased DUI enforcement throughout the year, especially during holidays. Although their intentions are to keep the public safe, they often commit crucial errors and may inadvertently violate rights in their zealousness to increase DUI arrests. Officers will also be checking motorists for driver's licenses and warrants.

Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners has decades of experience protecting the rights of clients charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs – and we have represented many drivers who were arrested for DUI during periods of increased enforcement. We hope that everyone has a safe Thanksgiving holiday and will be available to provide immediate and aggressive assistance to anyone who is charged for DUI.

Have questions about your rights after a DUI arrest? Contact our firm as soon as possible to discuss your case!

Categories: Criminal Defense, DUI
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