Los Angeles DUI checkpoints

dui7This weekend, The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting several DUI checkpoints throughout the various locations of Los Angeles County.   We encourage you to plan ahead and have a designated driver or arrange for transportation.

Los Angeles DUI checkpoints- Below is a list of the cities where these checkpoints will be held.

 

On Friday, August 28, 2015, Malibu/Lost Hills Station will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the City of Malibu, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

 

On Friday, August 28, 2015, Carson Station will conduct a Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/ Driver’s License Checkpoint. The checkpoint will be conducted in the City of Carson, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

 

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, West Hollywood Station will conduct a Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/ Driver’s License Checkpoint. The checkpoint will be conducted in the City of West Hollywood, between the hours of 1900 and 0400 hours.

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Robert Boese, Sergeant

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DUI Check Point Carson

#LASD Carson Station DUI/CDL Checkpoint, City of Carson, planned for Friday, August 28, 2015, @CarsonLASD

DUI Check Point Carson

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Driving Under the Influence / Driver’s License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on a regular basis.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Carson Station will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on August 28, 2015, at an undisclosed location within the City of Carson, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed lasdcheckpointand injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. “Over the course of the past three years in the contract cities policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, DUI collisions have claimed 33 lives and resulted in 898 injury crashes harming 1330 of our friends and neighbors,” said Sgt. Daniel A. Dail of Traffic Services Detail.

Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Nearly 90 percent of California drivers approve of DUI checkpoints.

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Funding for these operations is provided to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.

Coordinated by:

Deputy Sean Gibson

Carson Station

Sergeant Daniel A. Dail Traffic Services Detail Risk Management Bureau Professional Standards Division

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (323) 890-5400 www.lasd.org AS A DRIVER, PLAN AHEAD WITH THESE TIPS: Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours. Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food. MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Safety Operations, please contact Sergeant Daniel A. Dail at 323-890-5400 or via email at DADail@lasd.org.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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10 Tips in Planning for Taxes

10 Tips in Planning for Taxes

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“In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.”  Benjamin Franklin.  While taxes may be a certainty, you can minimize your obligation with a little planning.  The time to plan is before you sit down to file your taxes on April 15th.  Minimizing your taxes is a yearlong process, with particularly important decisions to make as the end of the year approaches.

 

  1. Keep good records.  Good recordkeeping will help you remember all of your deductions.  Without records, can you really remember that $20 you donated sometime last spring?  Few of us can.  These records help you substantiate your deductions, which you may be required to do if yours is the lucky return chosen for audit.
  2. Time income and expenses to your advantage.  If you have control over income and expenses, time them to your advantage.   If you expect you will be in a lower tax bracket next year, you may want to defer some income until next year or accelerate some expenses into this year.  For example, you could prepay the second installment of your property taxes, pay the fourth quarter installment of state income taxes in December instead of January, or buy some supplies needed in your business.
  3. Examine your investments.  Did you sell any assets this year?  If so, did you have a gain or a loss?  You may want to offset the earlier transaction with an opposite one.  For example, if you had a gain, you may want to harvest a loss to lower your taxes.  Remember, also, capital losses exceeding capital gains can be used to offset up to $3,000 of ordinary income (normally taxed at a higher rate).
  4. While you are examining investments, do you have any mutual funds?  Each fund has a “distribution date” upon which it makes distributions of gains and losses.  If you do not own the fund on that date, you do not get saddled with the income.  If you were considering selling the fund, it may be wise to do so prior to that distribution date, depending upon what income is expected to be distributed.  Similarly, be aware that by buying a fund right before its distribution date, you may be paying taxes on income earned by the fund before you owned it.
  5. Contribute to retirement accounts.  You have until year-end to fund 401(k) and similar retirement plans.  These allow you to contribute tax-deferred dollars.  You can contribute to IRAs and Roth IRAs up until April 15th of the year after the year in question.  However, if you want to convert from a regular IRA to a Roth IRA, you must do so by December 31.  While Roth IRAs do not save on your current tax bill, the assets grow tax-free rather than just tax-deferred like a regular IRA.
  6. Be sure to take any minimum required distributions from retirement accounts.  After you have reached age 70-1/2, almost all retirement plans have a minimum required distributions.  Be sure to take at least that distribution or you could be slapped with a significant penalty.
  7. Flexible spending accounts.  If you have a flexible spending account at work, typically you have until the end of the year to use it or lose it.  Therefore, if you are approaching year-end, you may want to schedule whatever medical appointments you can cram in to take advantage of the remaining funds.
  8. Charitable contributions.  If you are considering making a charitable contribution, typically it is best to make that contribution before year-end to get the deduction in this year rather than next year.  However, if you expect to be in a much higher tax bracket next year, it may be to your advantage to defer the contribution until it can help you more.
  9. Bunching deductions.  Consider bunching deductions that are subject to floors.  For example, medical expenses must exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income before being deductible.  If you can bunch any elective surgery, stock up on supplies, etc., you may be able to time the expenses so that they exceed that threshold and make some of them deductible.
  10. Traps for the unwary.  In deciding the strategies above, do not forget the impact of deduction floors, deduction haircuts due to higher income, alternative minimum taxes, state taxes, etc.  Some deductions are subject to a minimum level before being deductible.  Most deductions are subject to reduction if you make too much money.  Alternative minimum taxes can kick in if you have many deductions.  Consider the impact of these items by talking with your tax  professional or by using tax preparation software and seeing the impact by looking at the tax in each scenario.

 

Careful planning throughout the year can help you minimize your tax bill come April 15th.  Be a savvy taxpayer and arrange your transactions to pay only your fair share of taxes.

DUI Check Point

Arrested at a DUI Check Point?

Thursday August 13, 2015, 10:21 AM
LASD – Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)

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Community: LASD’s Traffic Services Detail’s DUI / CDL Checkpoint, City of Commerce, Saturday, August 8, 2015, Nets 12 Arrests

Commerce, CA – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, August 8, 2015, on Telegraph Road, just north of Washington Boulevard, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

2540 Vehicles through the Checkpoint
1748 Drivers Checked at the Checkpoint
1 DUI – Drug Suspect Arrested
1 DUI – Combo (Alcohol / Drugs) Suspect Arrested
1 Illegal Possession of Narcotics Suspect Arrested
1 Allowing an Unlicensed Driver to Drive Suspect Arrested, 14604(a) CVC
4 Suspended / Revoked Drivers were Arrested and Sent to Court
4 Unlicensed Drivers were Arrested and Sent to Court
6 Vehicles were Stored for 1 Day
3 Vehicles were Impounded for 30 Days
2 Vehicles were released per Checkpoint Release Procedures

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting additional DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the upcoming year in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/

If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

AS A DRIVER, PLAN AHEAD WITH THESE TIPS:

Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins

Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver

Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.

Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.

Coordinated by:
Sergeant Daniel A. Dail
Traffic Services Detail
Risk Management Bureau
Professional Standards Division
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
(323) 890-5400
www.lasd.org

Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice – First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
Website LASD HQ: http://www.lasd.org
Recruitment LASD: http://www.careers.lasd.org
Follow LASD HQ via Text and Email: http://www.Nixle.com
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Alert LA County: Telephone emergency mass notification system
http://www.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/alertla
Text & Email, Register for LASD Nixle messages: To receive more detailed, up-to-date information via E-MAIL and/or TEXT directly from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), sign up for “Nixle” alerts at http://www.Nixle.com and register for “LASD – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept Information Bureau (SIB)” AND your local LASD station area. Or, to receive URGENT TEXT ALERTS ONLY, text your zip code to 888777. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan.

“If You See Something, Say Something”
LA Crime Stoppers: Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Jim McDonnell, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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