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News Release

Monday, February 7, 2011

Media Relations

LAPD vs. Drunk Driver’s Super Bowl Weekend Checkpoints

What:    
Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint
 
When: 
   
Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
(DUI Checkpoint)
 
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011
8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
(DUI Checkpoint)

Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011
3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
(Saturated Patrol)  

Where:
Hollywood Boulevard and Gower Street (Feb. 4)
Ventura Boulevard and Tyrone Avenue (Feb. 5)
North Hollywood Area and Van Nuys Area (Feb 6)

Who:      
Emergency Operations Division

Why:      
To announce DUI checkpoints and extra patrol during Superbowl weekend in the Hollywood and Valley areas.

Although the American tradition of gathering together to watch the Superbowl is an exciting time, it is also a weekend of increased alcohol consumption.  During this weekend, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) would like to remind all community members to drink responsibly. In an effort to keep the streets of Los Angeles safe this weekend, the LAPD will conduct the following driving-under-the-influence (DUI) enforcement activities:

Over the past three years, DUI related traffic collisions have claimed 64 lives and injured 3,425 community members in the City of Los Angeles.  Alcohol impaired traffic fatalities still comprise the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities. In an effort to combat DUI driving, the Department utilizes a proven effective method of conducing DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols.

These enforcement efforts are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Angelenos are encouraged to help keep our roadways safe by Reporting Drunk Drivers and Call 911! 

The LAPD would like to remind all Angelenos of their responsibility to help prevent DUI fatalities and injuries from occurring.  If you are planning or attending a Super Bowl party where alcohol will served, plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Anyone arrested for DUI should be aware that it could result in fees over $10,000, time in jail, loss of driving privileges and increased automobile insurance rates.

To schedule an interview regarding the LAPD’s DUI enforcement activities, please contact Officer Don Inman, Emergency Operations Division, at 213-486-0703. For information regarding impaired driving efforts and programs in California please contact Chris Cochran, California Office of Traffic Safety at 916-905-3063 or via email at ccochran@ots.ca.gov.