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News Release

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Media Relations

LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers at Checkpoint NA12146kr

WHAT:
Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint

WHEN:
Friday, July 06, 2012, 7:30 P.M. to
Saturday, July 07, 2012, 2 A.M.

WHERE:
Lincoln Blvd at Maxella Ave.
Los Angeles, California

WHY:
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.  Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.  Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses.

This DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license.  A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  

CONTACT:
Sergeant Christopher Clark, West Traffic Division at 213-473-0222

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