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News Release

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Media Relations

LAPD Valley Traffic Checkpoint


What:
LAPD Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, December 27, 2006
8:00 P.M. to 1:30 A.M.

Where:
Sherman Way Between Fulton Avenue and Woodman Avenue

Who:
Valley Traffic Division (VTD)

Why:
The purpose of the sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions related to intoxicated drivers and hit and run collisions. This advisory is to initiate media attention and enhance public awareness. Motorists approaching a checkpoint will see information advising them that a checkpoint is ahead. Once diverted into a lane, a motorist will be detained a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint. VTD will staff the checkpoint.

For further information contact Sergeant Robert Kirk, VTD at 818-756-8381.