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News Release
Thursday, July 3, 2003
Media Relations
   
   
Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint

 

WHAT:
Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint

WHEN:
Saturday, July 5, 2003
8:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Alvarado Street Between 7th Street and Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles: Every year, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) gathers statistical information on traffic collisions, arrests for driving under the influence (DUI), and hit and run traffic collisions. The LAPD is utilizing a problem solving technique directed at the reduction in these categories of traffic collisions. A combined sobriety and driver license checkpoint will focus attention on education and enforcement of impaired and unlicensed drivers.

It is believed that the majority of hit and run traffic collisions involved either DUI and/or unlicensed drivers. Drinking and driving is an unacceptable behavior causing impairment, which may lead to property damage, injury and/or death.

The Los Angeles Police Department strongly advises a designated sober driver for those choosing to go out and drink. Additionally, driving without a valid driver license is against the law and the violators could be arrested and the vehicle may be impounded.

For further information, contact Sergeant Tom Tavares, Central Traffic Community Safety Unit at 213-485-2799.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media relations Section, 213-485-3586.



     
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