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News Release

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Media Relations

Sobriety and Driver's License Checkpoint NA10336gb

What:           
Sobriety Checkpoint

When:           
Friday, December 17, 2010
7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Where:      
Florence Avenue and Wadsworth Avenue
Los Angeles, California

Who:           
Central Traffic Division 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 occurred in the area near Florence Avenue and Wadsworth 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 street safer.
                   
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Contact:   
For further information, contact Sergeant Thomas Tavares, Central Traffic Community Safety Unit, at 213-972-1864, or LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.