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News Release

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Media Relations

Sobriety

What:
LAPD Conducting Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, August 27, 2005, 8:00 p.m.
to 2:00 a.m., August 28, 2005

Where:
Pico Boulevard at Beverly Glen Boulevard in West Los Angeles

Who:
LAPD Officers from West Traffic Division

Why:
The purpose of the sobriety/driver license checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated and unlicensed drivers through enforcement and public awareness.  Officers and Reserves from West Traffic will staff the checkpoint.  The California Office of Traffic Safety in their efforts to support the apprehension of drunk drivers has provided the funds to conduct this operation during their 'You Drink You Drive You Lose' campaign.

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