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News Release

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Media Relations

Central Area Sobriety Checkpoint

What:
Sobriety checkpoint
 
When:
Friday, April 10, 2009
7:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Where:
Olympic Boulevard and Blaine Street

Who:
Central Traffic Officers
 
Why:
The purpose of the Sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated drivers, as well as the number of hit-and-run traffic collisions.  The Los Angeles Police Department seeks to achieve these goals through enforcement and public awareness.

This checkpoint will be implemented in response to the high incidence of DUI traffic collisions that have afflicted the area near Olympic Boulevard and Blaine Street in the past three months.

Funding for the checkpoint comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.  We can all help make our streets safer.  Report Drunk Drivers-Call 911.

For further information contact Sergeant Richard Lockett, Central Traffic Community Safety Unit at 213-972-1864, or Los Angeles Department Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.