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News Release
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Media Relations
   
   
LAPD Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoint

What:
Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, March 10, 2012, 6 p.m. to
Sunday, March 11, 2012, 1 a.m.

Where:
Florence Avenue between Broadway Street and Main Street
Los Angeles, California

Who:
LAPD South Traffic Division (STD) Officers

Why:
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.  Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.  Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. “Over the course of the past year, DUI-related collisions have claimed twelve lives and injured 825 of our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles,” said Lieutenant Katona, Traffic Coordination Section.

This DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license.  A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you have any questions regarding this checkpoint, please contact STD Sergeant Guardado at 323-421-2577.

Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911!


     
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