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News Release

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Media Relations

New Year’s Eve D.U.I. Prevention News Conference

News Conference

Saturday, December 31, 2011
11 a.m.

Southeast corner of Lankershim Boulevard & Chandler Boulevard in
North Hollywood, CA (M.T.A. Red Line and Orange Line Stations)

Los Angeles Councilmember Tom LaBonge, 4th Council District
Commander James H. Cansler Assistant C.O. Operations-Valley Bureau
Chief Burbank Police Department
Chief Steven Zipperman Los Angeles School Police Department
Captain Ivan Minsal, C.O. Valley Traffic Division
Detective William F. Bustos, Coordinator & Spanish Media
Mr. Marc Littman, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (M.T.A.)
Automobile Club of Southern California Representative
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) representative

*A relative of someone who was killed in a D.U.I. traffic collision will be present to share her story.  A wrecked vehicle involved in a DUI will be available.

Every minute one person is injured from an alcohol-related crash in America.  Every 50 minutes someone dies in a DUI related traffic collision in the United States. Los Angeles Police Officers arrested 9,288 intoxicated drivers in 2010.  

The news conference will be conducted to inform and educate the motoring public of the dangers of drinking and driving during New Year’s Eve, the subsequent weekend and throughout the year. The goal is to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and property damage associated with intoxicated driving in our communities.

The Los Angeles Police Department wants everyone to celebrate this New Year’s Eve weekend responsibly to avoid becoming a D.U.I. statistic.  We ask that you drive sober or you will be pulled over.  If you become intoxicated, do not get behind the wheel of a car or motorcycle.  Use a designated driver. Use public transportation.

For additional information, please contact Detective Bustos at 818-644-8021 or cell 213-841-9060.