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News Release

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Media Relations

Sobriety and Driver's License Checkpoint

"Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint"


Hollenbeck: On Friday, March 23, 2001, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division will be conducting a combine sobriety and driver's license checkpoint on Soto Street between Hostetter Street and 8th Street. The purpose of the checkpoint is to focus attention on education and enforcement of impaired and unlicensed drivers. Officers will attempt to utilize the checkpoint in reducing traffic collisions caused by operating a motor vehicle upon the roadway while under the influence. Officers will also heighten the public awareness, and at the same time enforce the law.

For further information or comments, please contact LAPD/CTD Central Traffic Community Safety Unit, Sergeant T. Tavares at 213-485-2799.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer La Donna Cissell, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.