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News Release

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Media Relations

DUI Checkpoint NA09142kr

What:
Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint
 
When:
Friday, June 5, 2009
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Where:
The City of Van Nuys, Sherman Way & Woodman Ave.  

Who:
South Traffic Division

Why:
Despite the tireless efforts of thousands of advocates and law enforcement officers alike, drunk driving continues to be one of America's deadliest crimes.  This operation will be conducted in an effort to reduce the incident of injuries, death, and property damage associated with the intoxicated drivers in this area.  Southwest Division has experienced a 32 percent increase in Driving Under the Influence related traffic collisions in the year 2009 as compared to 2008.  The saturation patrol will serve as a reminder to the community of Southwest Division to use designated drivers and not drink and drive.

Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested!  

Funding for the checkpoint comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration - 08/09 Sobriety Checkpoint Program V.  We can all help make our streets safer.  Report Drunk Drivers-Call 911.

For further information contact South Traffic Division Sergeant Egan at 213-485-7336 during the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.