LAPD Sobriety Checkpoint
Friday, August 12, 2005
7:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
The checkpoint will be conducted along Ventura Boulevard between Colfax and Vineland Avenues.
In the last six months, over three thousand drunk drivers have been arrested in the San Fernando Valley resulting in serious injury and death. As a result, Valley Traffic Division will be operating a checkpoint in an effort to create public awareness and remove dangerous drivers from our city’s streets.
Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead. Once diverted to a specific lane, motorists will be detained only a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint. Based on traffic volume all vehicles will be checked. If traffic becomes congested, motorists will be selected by a preset standard (every 3rd or 5th vehicle) to assure neutrality.
For further information contact Valley Traffic Division, Sergeant Kirk at 818-756-8722.