Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Badge

Official Site of The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

News Release

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Media Relations

Central Traffic Division Sobriety Checkpoint NA09221rh

WHAT:   
DUI Saturation Patrols
        
WHEN:   
Sunday, August 30, 2009
4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
        
WHERE:   
Northeast Division
                
WHO:   
Central Traffic Division/Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Detail
        
WHY:   
The purpose of the DUI saturation patrols is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated drivers, as well as the number of hit-and-run traffic collisions.  The Los Angeles Police Department seeks to achieve these goals through enforcement and public awareness.

These DUI saturation patrols are being deployed in response to an increase in DUI-related traffic collisions in the Northeast Los Angeles.

Funding for these DUI saturation patrols 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 Richard Lockett, Central Traffic Community Safety Unit, at 213-972-1864, or Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.