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News Release

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Media Relations

Operation West Bureau Sobriety/Driver's License Checkpoint NA09344kr

WHAT:       
Sobriety Checkpoint

WHEN:       
Friday, December 18, 2009
7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

WHERE:    
Western Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard

WHO:             
West Traffic Division Officers
        
WHY:         
The purpose of the Sobriety/Driver’s License checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated and unlicensed drivers, as well as the number of hit-and-run traffic collisions.  The Los Angeles Police Department seeks to achieve these goals through enforcement and public awareness.

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.

CONTACT:   
For further information contact Sergeant John Ficken, West Traffic Division, Driving under the Influence (DUI) Team at 213-473-0222, or Los Angeles Police Department  Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.

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