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Friday, December 12, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Sobriety Checkpoint

What:
LAPD Conducts Sobriety Checkpoint
 
When:
Friday, December 12, 2008
5:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Where:
Van Nuys Blvd & Haddon Blvd.

Who:
Valley Traffic Division

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 on the dangers of drinking and driving.  

During the past year, the communities of Pacoima, Arleta, Sunland, Shadow Hills and Sun Valley have endured over 110 DUI traffic collisions. The alcohol & drug impaired driver is a danger to everyone.  

Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see information advising them that a checkpoint is ahead.  Once diverted into a lane, each motorist will be detained a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint.  The California Office of Traffic Safety will fund the checkpoint.

For further information contact Sergeant Robert Kirk, Valley Traffic Division, at 818-644-8010.  For additional information, please call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.