Making Sure You Have a Safe 4th of July Weekend

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The 4th of July is one of the most American of holidays, which most often includes drinking. Make sure you stay safe. Don’t drink and drive.

According to AAA, 79% of Southern Californians are expected to drive this weekend, so if you are driving, make sure you are sober. It will be a hot weekend in Los Angeles so the effects of alcohol will be escalated. Do your best to remain hydrated and not with alcohol!

The California Highway Patrol will begin a maximum enforcement period beginning at 6:01 p.m. today, deploying all available officers onto freeways and county roads in an effort to combat drunken driving. The maximum enforcement period will continue through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Below is a list of upcoming DUI Checkpoints for the 4th of July weekend.

July 3, 2014
Los Angeles, Vermont Avenue and 5th Street – 8:00 pm – 2:00 am

July 4, 2014
There will be roving saturation patrols on all streets and freeways

July 5, 2015
Hollywood, Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue – 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Los Angeles, Figueroa Street and 9th Street – 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
North Hollywood, Oxnard Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard – 8:00 pm – 2:00 am

If you end up entering a DUI Checkpoint find out “What is the Safest Way to Exit a DUI Checkpoint?

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