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News Release

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Media Relations

Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint

What: LAPD conducts DUI Task Force

When: Friday, August 31, 2007
5:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M.

Where: On Vanowen Street between Gloria Avenue and Woodley 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.