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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Media Relations

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WHAT:   
Sobriety Checkpoint
        
WHEN:   
Friday, September 25, 2009
7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

WHERE:    
Figueroa Street south of York Boulevard

WHO:    Central Traffic Division

WHY:          
The purpose of the Sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated drivers, as well as the number of hit-and-run traffic collisions.  The Los Angeles Police Department seeks to achieve these goals through enforcement and public awareness.

This checkpoint will be implemented in response to the high incidence of DUI traffic collisions that have afflicted the Highland Park area of Los Angeles in the past three months.

Funding for this checkpoint comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.  We can all help make our streets safer.  Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1.

CONTACT:
For further information contact Sergeant Richard Lockett, Central Traffic Community Safety Unit, at 213-972-1864, or Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

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