The Los Angeles Police Department will have extra officers out in force today and continuing over the holiday weekend to look for intoxicated motorists, officials said.
``Follow the speed limit, designate a sober driver and be thoughtful of others on the road going to visit family and friends this weekend,'' said
traffic Officer Don Inman. ``Help make the Independence Day holiday safer for everyone by being calm, courteous and patient when traveling.''
The LAPD plans DUI saturation patrols today from noon to 8 p.m. in the 77th Street area, and from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday in the Hollenbeck, Pacific and South Bureau areas. A DUI checkpoint is also scheduled from 6 to 11 tonight at Roscoe and Reseda boulevards in Northridge.
On Sunday, a DUI saturation patrol is planned between noon and 8 p.m. in the Foothill area.