LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police announced today they will crack down on intoxicated drivers this weekend and on Monday during the St. Patrick's Day holiday period.

Sobriety checkpoints will be in operation from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Sixth Street in Koreatown and the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Parthenia Street in North Hills, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Beefed up anti-driving under the influence patrols will also be conducted in parts of Central and South Los Angeles from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, police said.


Four sobriety checkpoints were planned for Saturday night.

One will be at the intersection of Figueroa and 112th Streets in South Los Angeles from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. Three others will be in operation between 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday -- at the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and the Golden State (5) Freeway in Pacoima, the intersection of Florence Avenue and Broadway in South Los Angeles and the intersection of Figueroa and Ninth streets downtown, police said.

Beefed up anti-DUI patrols were also planned for parts of the city between Sunday afternoon and early Monday and from Monday afternoon to early Tuesday morning, according to the LAPD.