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News Release

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Media Relations

77th and Southeast Area Sobriety Checkpoint

What:
Sobriety Checkpoint
 
When:
Saturday, April 18, 2009
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Where:
Manchester Avenue between Hoover Street and Figueroa Street

Who:
South Traffic Division's Crime Task Force/Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Detail
 
Why:
Despite the tireless efforts of thousands of advocates and law enforcement officers alike, drunk driving continues to be one of America's deadliest crimes.  This operation will be conducted in an effort to reduce the incident of injuries, death, and property damage associated with the intoxicated driver at this location.  77th Division has experienced an eleven percent decrease in DUI related traffic collisions this year, as compared to 2008. The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the communities of Southeast and 77th Divisions, to use designated drivers and not drink and drive.

Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested!  

Funding for the checkpoint comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration - 08/09 Sobriety Checkpoint Program V.  We can all help make our streets safer.  Report Drunk Drivers-Call 911.

For further information regarding this checkpoint, contact South Traffic Division Sergeant Egan at 213-485-7336. 


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