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News Release

Friday, January 7, 2011

Media Relations

South Traffic Sobriety Checkpoint NA11004cj

What:     
Sobriety and Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2010
6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where:  
Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) between Broad and Eubank Avenues

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 intoxicated drivers at this location.  Harbor Division alone has experienced 97 Driving Under the Influence-related traffic collisions during 2010.The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the community of Harbor Division to use designated drivers and not drink and drive.  Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested. 

Funding for this checkpoint comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  We can all help make our streets safer.  Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1.

Contact:
For further information contact South Traffic Division's Sergeant Wilson, Crime Task Force/Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Detail, at 213-485-7336 during the hours of 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., or Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.