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News Release

Friday, December 14, 2007

Media Relations

New Years Weekend Sobriety Enforcement

WHAT:
News Conference
Sobriety Checkpoint

WHEN:
Friday, December 28, 2007
5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Van Nuys Boulevard and Haddon Avenue
Pacoima, California

WHO:
Councilmember Wendy Greuel, 2nd Council District
Deputy Chief Michel Moore, Operations- Valley Bureau
Captain Ronald Marbrey, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
Detective William Bustos, Valley Traffic Division
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) representative

WHY:
One-hundred and twelve motorists were either severely killed or injured in DUI related traffic collisions in the City of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Police Officers arrested 10,293 intoxicated drivers in 2006. There were 1,124 DUI related traffic collisions.

This New Year’s weekend there will be a "Zero Tolerance" posture towards intoxicated drivers and traffic collisions. The Los Angeles Police Department wants everyone to celebrate this New Year’s weekend responsibly.

Please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586 for further information.