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News Release

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Media Relations

LAPD West Traffic DUI-Checkpoint

What:
LAPD Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, December 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006
7:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M.

Where:
Western Ave at 8th Street

Who:
West Traffic Division (WTD)

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. West Traffic Division will staff the checkpoint.

For further information contact Sergeant John Ficken, at 213-473-0222.

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