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DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Friday Night

The BHPD will be looking out for drunk drivers and checking people's licenses at La Cienega Boulevard and Gregory Way.

A Beverly Hills Police Department DUI sobriety and driver license checkpoint is taking place on southbound La Cienega Boulevard at Gregory Way from 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 until 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

When operating a checkpoint, officers cone off a lane of traffic and typically stop three cars at a time at 15-car intervals, according to BHPD Sgt. Mike Foxen. The number of cars stopped may vary based on how busy the roads are.

The checkpoints are conducted in support of the California Office of Traffic Safety and Mothers Against Drunk Driving in their efforts to reduce incidents of alcohol-related accidents and deaths on public roadways.

Funding for these programs is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you have any questions regarding DUI sobriety/drivers license checkpoints or any other traffic safety issue, please contact the BHPD Traffic Bureau at 310-285-2196.

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Merri Jean Ross September 19, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Why do you tell people where a checkpoint is being conducted which helps them to avoid it?? What good is that??
Michael Foxen September 19, 2012 at 11:33 PM
The primary purpose of DUI Checkpoints is to promote public safety by creating a deterrent to potentially impaired drivers. Checkpoints are highly visible deterrents that help to educate the public of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. In 1987 the California Supreme Court established functional guidelines for checkpoint operations in California which include the recommendation of prior publicity. The case that established these guidelines is Ingersoll v. Palmer (43 C3d 1321).
Timber September 20, 2012 at 05:33 AM
In State of Idaho v. Henderson (1988) A case decided two years before the Supreme Court’s decision in Sitz, the court observed that the way the test has been and should be applied, “[p]erhaps the most important attribute of our way of life in Idaho is individual liberty... police treat you as a criminal only if your actions correspond. Such is not the case with roadblocks." FYI Liberty is valuable.

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