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News Release

Friday, September 2, 2005

Media Relations

Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint

What:
LAPD Conducting Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, September 2, 2005, 7:00 PM
to 2:00 AM, September 3, 2005

Where:
Central Avenue between 45th Street and 46th Street

Who:
LAPD Officers from Central Traffic Division

Why:
The purpose of the sobriety/driver license checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated and unlicensed drivers through enforcement and public awareness.  It is believed that the majority of hit and run traffic collisions involved either DUI and/or unlicensed drivers.

The California Office of Traffic Safety in their efforts to support the apprehension of drunk drivers has provided the funds to conduct this operation during their "You Drink You Drive You Lose" campaign.

For further information contact Sergeant Jay Nunez, Central Traffic Community Safety Unit, at 213-972-1864.