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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County law enforcement officers will  join their counterparts around the state and around the country in a national  ``Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'' safety campaign beginning today and  continuing through the Labor Day weekend.

``As people get together to celebrate the holiday period, it is  important that they remain responsible behind the wheel,'' said Christopher J.  Murphy, director of the California Office of Traffic Safety.

``Driving under the influence is extremely dangerous,'' Murphy said. 

``California is increasing enforcement during the holiday to ensure that those  who choose to drive while impaired will be caught and arrested.''

During the campaign, the California Highway Patrol, various ``Avoid  DUI'' task forces, and more than 115 local police departments across the state  will set up DUI/driver's license checkpoints and will conduct ``saturation  patrols'' in various locations, Murphy said.

The Los Angeles Police Department will conduct checkpoints this weekend  as follows:

-- at 8 p.m., a six-hour checkpoint will begin at Vermont Avenue and  Sixth Street;

-- at 8 p.m., a six-hour checkpoint will begin at Slauson Avenue and  Olive Street;

-- at 8 p.m., a six-hour checkpoint will begin at Sepulveda Boulevard  and Ramyer Street;

-- at 8 p.m. Saturday, a six-hour checkpoint will begin at Van Nuys  Boulevard and Haddon Avenue; and

-- at 8 p.m. Saturday, a six-hour checkpoint will begin at Los Feliz  Boulevard and Riverside Drive.

The checkpoints are subject to change.

An eight-hour saturation patrol of officers will begin at 5 p.m. today  in the LAPD Newton area. And an eight-hour saturation patrol will begin at 5  p.m. Sunday in the LAPD Foothill Area.

 

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