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News Release

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Media Relations

Sobriety and Driver License Check Point

 

What:
Traffic Check Point for Impaired and/or Unlicensed Drivers

When:
December 20, 2003
8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Where:
Santa Monica Boulevard at Gordon Street

Los Angeles: On Saturday, December 20, 2003, at 8:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department, West Traffic Division will be conducting a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Santa Monica Boulevard at Gordon Street.

Every year the Los Angeles Police Department gathers statistical information on traffic related issues, including arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), and Hit and Run traffic collisions. It is believed that a large number of Hit and Run collisions involve unlicensed drivers and/or DUI drivers. By combining a driver license/sobriety checkpoint, West Traffic Division officers will be focusing their efforts on enforcement, as well as educating the public on the dangers of driving impaired.

This information was provided by Sergeant Christopher Kunz, West Traffic Division, Community Safety Unit, at 213-473-0222.

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer April Harding, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.