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News Release
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Media Relations
   
   
Valley Traffic Sobriety Checkpoint NA09117ah

What:
Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint
 
When:
Saturday, May 9, 2009
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Where:
The City of North Hollywood, Lankershim Boulevard at Oxnard Street  

Who:
Valley Traffic Division

Why:
The purpose of the sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions related to intoxicated drivers and hit and run collisions.  During the past year, the City of North Hollywood has endured over 220 collisions involving a “drunk driver.”  In addition, there have been over 1,500 “Hit and Run” traffic collisions.   The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to use designated drivers and not drink and drive.  Our message is simple: if we catch you drunk, you will be arrested!  

It is the Los Angeles Police Department’s goal to continue providing public awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving, and the law concerning driving without a driver’s license.  Motorists approaching a checkpoint will observe traffic signs, information and police officers advising 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.  

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 911.

For further information contact Sergeant Robert Kirk, Valley Traffic Division, at 818-644-8000. 


     
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