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News Release

Friday, February 5, 2010

Media Relations

Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint in LAPD's Southwest Division

When:
Saturday, February 13, 2010
6:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.  

Where:
South Figueroa Street between West Jefferson Boulevard and 33rd Street

Who:
LAPD South Traffic Division and the California Highway Patrol

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 incident of injuries, death, and property damage associated with the intoxicated driver in this area.  In 2009 the residents of Southwest Area have endured 121 driving under the influence related and 1,105 hit and run traffic collisions.  The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the community of Southwest Division to use designated drivers and not drink and drive.  Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested!

Contact:
For more information, please call Sergeant Egan, South Traffic Division at 213-485-7336, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.