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News Release

Monday, January 11, 2010

Media Relations

South Traffic Sobriety Checkpoint

WHAT:
Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint

WHEN:
Saturday, January 23, 2010
6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Manchester Avenue between Hoover Street and Figueroa Street

WHO:
The Crime Task Force/Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Detail
        
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 at this location.  Southeast Division has a 7 percent increase in Driving Under the Influence related traffic collisions and 830 hit and run traffic collisions in 2009.  The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the community of Southeast Division to use designated drivers and not drink and drive.  Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested.