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News Release

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Media Relations

DUI Task Force

What:
DUI Sobriety Checkpoint
 
When:
Friday, July 3, 2009
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Where:
Pacific Coast Highway between Eubank Avenue and Broad Avenue in Harbor Division
 
Who:
South Traffic Division, DUI Enforcement Detail

Why:
The purpose of the DUI checkpoint is to reduce the number of injuries, deaths, hit and run traffic accidents, and property damage associated with the intoxicated driver.  The LAPD seeks to achieve these goals through enforcement and public awareness.  Harbor Division has experienced an 8 percent decrease in DUI related traffic collisions year to date as compared to 2008.

The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the Wilmington community of Harbor Division to use designated drivers and not to drink and drive.

Funding for this checkpoint comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.  We can all help make our streets safer, please report Drunk Drivers – Call 911.

For further information contact Sergeant Stephen Egan, South Traffic Division, Crime Task Force/DUI Enforcement Detail, at 213-485-7336.