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News Release

Friday, August 19, 2005

Media Relations

Sobriety

What:
LAPD Conducting Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Where:
Sunset Boulevard and Hayworth Avenue in Hollywood

Who:
LAPD Officers from West Traffic Division

Why:
It is believed the majority of hit and run traffic collisions involve either drunk or unlicensed drivers.  Driving under the influence of alcohol is unacceptable behavior causing impairment, often leading to property damage, injury or death.  A driver without a license who operates a vehicle is subject to having that vehicle impounded.

For further information, contact the Sergeant D.C. Smith, West Traffic Division at 213-473-0222.



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