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News Release

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Media Relations

Sobriety Checkpoint in Mid City

What:
LAPD conducts Sobriety Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, August 4, 2007
6:00 PM to 1:00 AM    

Where:
Jefferson Boulevard and Western Avenue

Who:
South 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.

Funding for this checkpoint comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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

For further information contact Sergeant Arturo Gomez, South Traffic Division Division, at 213-485-7336.