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News Release

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Media Relations

Central Traffic Division Sobriety Checkpoint NA10104bb

What:
Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint
 
When:
Friday, May 7, 2010
7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Where:
Florence Avenue and Wadsworth Avenue
Los Angeles, California

Who:
Central Traffic Division

Why:
The purpose of the sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated drivers and hit and run collisions. This checkpoint will be implemented in response to the high incidence of DUI traffic collisions that have afflicted the area of Florence Avenue and Wadsworth Avenue.  It is the Los Angeles Police Department's goal to continue providing public awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving, and the laws concerning driving without a valid 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 momentarily while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint.  

Funding for this checkpoint is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  We can all help make our streets safer, please report Drunk Drivers – Call 911.

Contact:
For further information, please contact Officer Don Inman, Traffic Coordination Section, at 213-486-0703.