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News Release Friday, August 3, 2007
LAPD conducts Sobriety Checkpoint
Friday, August 17, 2007 7:00 p.m. to 12: 00 a.m.
On Vermont Avenue north of Wilshire Boulevard
Central Traffic Division
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.
Motorist 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 are provided by traffic grants.
We can all help make our streets safer. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911.
For further information contact Sergeant Jay Nunez or Officer John Morena, Central Traffic Division, at 213-972-1806.