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News Release

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Media Relations

South Bureau Sobriety Checkpoint NA09358bb

WHAT:        
Sobriety and drivers license checkpoint

WHEN:        
Saturday, December 26, 2009
8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

WHERE:     
Crenshaw Boulevard between Coliseum Street and West 39th Street

WHO:              
Emergency Operations division
        
WHY:          
Despite the tireless efforts of thousands of advocates and law enforcement officers alike, drunk driving continues to be one of America's deadliest crimes. This operation will be conducted in an effort to reduce the incidence of injuries, death, and property damage associated with the intoxicated driver in this area.  This year the residents of the Southwest Area have endured 121 driving under the influence related, and 1,096 hit and run, traffic collisions.  This checkpoint will educate the community to use designated drivers and not to drink and drive.

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 Officer Don Inman, Traffic coordination Section at
213-486-0703.