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News Release

Friday, May 11, 2007

Media Relations

Valley Sobriety Checkpoint

What:
LAPD Conducts Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, May 11, 2007
5:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Where:
Sepulveda Boulevard and Parthenia Boulevard

Who:
Valley Traffic Division

Why:
The purpose of the sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated and unlicensed drivers through enforcement and public awareness.

This advisory is to initiate media attention and enhance public awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving. The alcohol & drug impaired driver is a danger to everyone.

Motorists approaching a checkpoint will see information advising them that a checkpoint is ahead. Once diverted into a lane, each motorist will be detained a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint.

The California Office of Traffic Safety will fund the checkpoint.

For further information contact Sergeant Robert Kirk, Valley Traffic Division, at 818-756-8381.