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LAPD to crack down on parking-lot drinking at Dodger Stadium

April 12, 2010 |  7:52 pm
Los Angeles police have a message for tailgate partyers at the season-opening game Tuesday at Dodger Stadium: Don't drink in the parking lot.

Extra patrols will be deployed as officers crack down on all public-drinking violations, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

In the past, drinking has led to fights and traffic problems in the parking lots around Dodger Stadium and surrounding areas including Elysian Park, the LAPD says.

Officers from the LAPD's Northeast Division, aided by police from the city's Department of General Services, will be issuing citations and not giving any warnings, officials said.

The Dodgers are scheduled to play the Arizona Diamondbacks at 1:10 p.m.

-- Robert J. Lopez