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News Release

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Media Relations

South Traffic Division Sobriety Checkpoint

What: Sobriety checkpoint

When: Saturday, December 30, 2006
6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Where: Manchester Avenue between Hoover Street and Denver Avenue

Who: South Traffic Division Officers

Why: Despite the tireless efforts of thousands of advocates and law enforcement officers alike, impaired drivers continue to kill someone every 30 minutes, nearly 50 people a day, and almost 18,000 citizens a year.

The purpose of the sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of injuries, death, and property damage involving intoxicated drivers through enforcement. In addition, the checkpoint will serve as a reminder to communities, to use designated drivers and not drink and drive.

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.

For further information contact South Traffic Division Sergeant Arturo Gomez at 213-485-7336.