Los Angeles: Although the American tradition of gathering together to watch the National Football League’s best battle on the gridiron to win the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy is an exciting time, it is also a weekend of increased alcohol consumption. During this Super Bowl weekend, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) would like to remind all community members to drink responsibly. In an effort to keep the streets of Los Angeles safe this weekend, the LAPD will conduct the following driving-under-the-influence (DUI) enforcement activities:
February 2, 2011 (Thursday) – DUI Saturation Patrol in Olympic Area from 8 PM to 2 AM;
February 3, 2011 (Friday) – Sobriety Checkpoint on Vermont Avenue and 5th Street from 8 PM to 2 AM;
February 4, 2011 (Saturday) – Sobriety Checkpoint on Foothill Boulevard at Hubbard Street from 8 PM to 2 AM; and,
February 5, 2011 (Sunday) – DUI Saturation Patrol in 77th Street Area from 12 PM to 8 PM.
Over the past three years, DUI related traffic collisions have claimed 50 lives and injured 3,413 community members in the City of Los Angeles. Alcohol impaired traffic fatalities still comprise the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities. In an effort to combat DUI driving, the Department utilizes a proven effective method of conducing DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols.
Superbowl weekend is coming up and it looks like the LAPD isn’t fucking around. I haven’t drove in more than 6 months now, but in my experience the number one way to not get a DUI is to go home at least after 3 am. Now this may sound like a stupid idea, but hear me out. Actually I have no reasoning for this. I just haven’t ever got a DUI and every DUI story I’ve ever heard came before 2 am. So don’t drink and drive this weekend people. If you do, do it after 2am.
PS. If you get a DUI in Los Angeles at a DUI checkpoint, you’re probably a dumbass and you deserve a DUI. If at 1am you see traffic, there’s probably a checkpoint nearby so park your car and call a cab.