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News Release

Friday, August 3, 2007

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Sobriety Checkpoint

What:
LAPD conducts Sobriety Checkpoint

When:
Friday, August 17, 2007 7:00 p.m. to 12: 00 a.m.

Where:
On Vermont Avenue north of Wilshire Boulevard

Who:
Central 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.

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.

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