LAPD Increases DUI Checkpoints During Cinco De Mayo

While Angelenos prepared to celebrate Cinco de Mayo the LAPD planned to increase patrol vehicles and DUI checkpoints.

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LAPD planned to increase DUI checkpoints during Cinco de Mayo. (Credit: Getty Images)

Honoring Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, Cinco de Mayo was a tribute to Mexican heritage and pride.

To combat the danger caused by a potential increase in people driving under the influence, the Los Angeles Police Department planned to have more sobriety checkpoints on the Friday and Saturday prior to the holiday, according to a news release.

Saturday checkpoints were located at Cahuenga Boulevard at Broadlawn Drive and Laurel Canyon Boulevard at Oxnard Street in North Hollywood from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.

On Monday, DUI saturation patrols were scheduled to be in the Central area from noon to 8 p.m., in the Southwest area from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., and the Hollywood area from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., the release stated.