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News Release

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Media Relations

Central Area Sobriety Checkpoint NA09328rh

WHAT:        Sobriety Checkpoint

WHEN:        Friday, December 18, 2009
                    7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

WHERE:      Washington Boulevard west of Lovelace Avenue

WHO:           Central Traffic Officers
        
WHY:           The purpose of the Sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated 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.

This checkpoint will be implemented in response to the high incidence of DUI traffic collisions that have afflicted the area near Washington Boulevard and Lovelace Avenue in the past three months.

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 Richard Lockett, Central Traffic Community Safety Unit, at 213-972-1864, or Los Angeles Police Department  Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.


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