Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Badge

Official Site of The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

News Release

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Media Relations

Sobriety Checkpoint

What:
LAPD conducts Sobriety Checkpoint

When:
Sunday, August 12, 2007
1:00 p.m. to 11: 00 p.m.

Where:
On Glenoaks Boulevard between Paxton Street and Vaughn Avenue

Who:
Valley Traffic Division

Why:
The Purpose of the sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions related to intoxicated drivers and hit and run collisions. The alcohol and drug impaired driver is a danger to everyone. This advisory is to initiate media attention and enhance public awareness on the dangers of impaired driving.

Motorists approaching a checkpoint will see information advising them that a checkpoint is ahead. Once diverted into a lane, each motorist will be detained a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint.

Funding for checkpoints was provided by traffic safety grants.

For further information contact Sergeant Frank Orlando, Valley Traffic Division, at 818-756-8381.


iWatch