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News Release

Monday, July 23, 2007

Media Relations

Sobriety Checkpoint

What:
LAPD conducts Sobriety Checkpoint

When:
Sunday, July 29, 2007 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Where:
On Vanowen Street between Whitsett Avenue and Saint Clair Avenue

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

Motorist 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.

Funding for checkpoints are provided by traffic grants.

We can all help make our streets safer. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911.

For further information contact Sergeant Frank Orlando, Valley Traffic Division, at 818-756-8381.

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