WeHo DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday Night

Sheriff’s deputies will be conducting a checkpoint in West Hollywood on Saturday night to screen for intoxicated drivers and those without drivers licenses. The exact location of the checkpoint has not been announced by the Sheriff, but it will be somewhere in West Hollywood from Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 7 PM until approximately 3AM on Sunday morning. (UPDATE: John Duran announced that it would be on San Vicente.)

According to the Sheriff’s Department, a major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness, as well as educate the public, on the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving, which ultimately will save lives. Weho Daily will only announce information on checkpoints that is announced in advance to aid law enforcement agencies in their anti-DUI public awareness campaigns, and only in advance of the operation hours.  As such, we will not publish or broadcast the exact location even when it becomes known to us.

Rapper Tyler the Creator Arrested on the Sunset Strip

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Rapper Tyler the Creator was arrested in West Hollywood late last night after he allegedly trashed some sound equipment inside The Roxy on the Sunset Strip. The 20-year-old MTV award winner had performed at the venue earlier in the evening. ­­­Around 11:30pm, deputies were contacted by security guards employed by the Roxy and stated the lead singer, Tyler Okonma, of the group “Odd Nation” had just destroyed an electronic soundboard belonging to the Venue. Suspect Okonma exited the location and was placed under arrest by deputies for Felony Vandalism, due to the value of the electronic soundboard. As he was being escorted to a nearby radio car, the crowd exiting the venue, became angry and rushed into the street, towards the deputies.

Rapper T.I. Released from Prison, Heads Right Back

(TMZ) Rapper T.I. was released from an Arkansas prison to a community living facility on Wednesday, but he was sent straight back after just one day because apparently prison officials didn’t like his flashy mode of transportation. T.I. was sentenced to 11 months behind bars after his drug possession arrest on the Sunset Strip back in September 2010 — an arrest that caused law enforcement officials to revoke his probation stemming from a federal gun conviction back in 2009. Chris Burke, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, told TMZ that T.I. was released at 7:29 AM Wednesday local time … and was “in transit” to begin the next leg of his sentence at a community living facility. But T.I. was hauled back to prison from his halfway house just a day later.

Actress Teairra Mari Allegedly Attacks Bev Hills Cop

(TMZ) – Teairra Mari — the hot chick who appeared with Bow Wow in the 2010 movie “Lottery Ticket” —  is accused of doing the ONE thing you should never do after getting arrested for DUI … attacking a cop. Law enforcement sources tell us the 23-year-old actress/singer was driving a silver Infiniti through Beverly Hills around 3:00 AM last week when she rear-ended the car in front of her. Police at the accident scene observed “signs of intoxication” from Teairra — and arrested her for DUI. One person who was at the scene tells TMZ Teairra was “really messed up …

Estella Warren Gets Probation in DUI, Crash, Escape

(TMZ) – “Planet of the Apes” actress Estella Warren just got the DEAL OF THE CENTURY — she won’t have to serve ANY jail time for allegedly driving drunk, crashing into 3 cars, attacking a cop and then escaping from police … TMZ has learned. Warren had the night from hell back in May — capped off when she slipped out of a pair of handcuffs at LAPD’s Wilshire station and tried to make a run for it.  She was recaptured … and eventually charged with DUI, hit-and-run driving, battery on a cop and resisting arrest. See Weho Daily’s original post on the incident

But today, Warren struck a deal with prosecutors, in which she agreed to plead guilty to DUI …

3 DUI Arrests at Checkpoint, 10 Drivers Without License

In an effort to raise awareness in the community, the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station traffic office conducted a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint on Thursday night. The checkpoint took place between 9:30PM and 2:15AM on San Vicente between Beverly and Robertson. 463 vehicles passed through the checkpoint throughout the night. Of those, 35 drivers received secondary screening. Sheriff’s Deputies cited or arrested 10 drivers for driving without a license.

Man Arrested for False Stabbing Report at The Abbey

A disgruntled patron who was thrown out of The Abbey on Sunday evening was jailed for abuse of the 911 system after calling in a false report of a stabbing at the establishment. The man called in a report saying that a person had been stabbed inside the crowded club in an apparent effort to disrupt the business. West Hollywood Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the club en masse and brought in a helicopter as a result of the report. It was quickly determined to be a false report, and Deputies shifted their efforts to locate the person abusing the 911 system. The suspect was soon located inside the new West Hollywood Library parking structure and taken into custody.

DUI and Drivers License Checkpoint Announced for Weho

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, West Hollywood Patrol Station, will be conducting a DUI/DL Checkpoint on Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 9PM until approximately 3AM. The checkpoint will be conducted in the City of West Hollywood, however the specific location was not immediately announced. (Note: It is the policy of Weho Daily to only provide information that is announced by law enforcement agencies regarding checkpoints to aid in their public awareness campaigns.)

Statewide, overall traffic deaths have declined 23 percent from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009 and total traffic fatalities are at their lowest level in six decades. DUI deaths have declined from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009, which is a decrease of over 16 percent. Not to mention the high cost of a first time DUI conviction which could cost someone anywhere between $6,000 to $10,000 when all the potential fines, fees, classes, lawyers, work days missed, and increased insurance for years to come have been factored in.

Estella Warren Arrested for DUI, Assault and Escape

Weho Daily was first to report last night about an unusual case of an escaped prisoner Los Angeles Police were dealing with. At 1:38AM on Twitter, we posted “LAPD’s Wilshire station just had an escaped prisoner… blonde girl, about 28yo, 5’9″ tall. But they found her just before big search.” LAPD officers were preparing to surround the Wilshire station with a containment area while they searched for her, and a helicopter was en route to assist, but they soon found the suspect.

Pharmacy Worker Arrested in Craigslist Drug Investigation

ABC7 conducted a months long investigation into illicit drug sales taking place on CraigsList recently and in one case they report that a man working at a West Hollywood pharmacy was arrested for stealing and selling drugs from his employer. The man was caught on tape allegedly stealing the drugs that he later sold on CraigsList to an undercover officer.  After a two month investigation he was arrested and formally charged with burglary and grand theft. Although, the suspect has pleaded not guilty, he told Eyewitness News he did sell the prescriptions and why he did. “Money,” he said. “My family needed certain kind of stuff and that’s what I needed.”