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News Release

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Media Relations

LAPD Announce Sobriety Checkpoint NA11137gb

What:
Sobriety Checkpoint
 
When:
Friday, June 24, 2011
8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Where:
Florence Avenue and Broadway
 
Who:
Central Traffic Division Officers

Why:
The purpose of the Sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated drivers, as well as the number of hit-and-run traffic collisions.  The Los Angeles Police Department seeks to achieve these goals through enforcement and public awareness.

This checkpoint will be implemented in response to the high incidence of DUI traffic collisions that have afflicted the area near Florence Avenue and Broadway in the past three months.

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. Report Drunk Drivers-Call 9-1-1.  
Contact:
For further information, please contact Sergeant Thomas Tavares, Central Traffic Community Safety Unit at 213-972-1864 or the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.