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News Release

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Media Relations

Labor Day Weekend Sobriety Checkpoint

What:
Sobriety Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, September 1, 2007 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Where:
Imperial Highway between San Pedro Street and Main Street

Who:
South Traffic Crime Task Force Motor Strike Team
South Traffic Officers

Why:
Despite the tireless efforts of thousands of advocates and law enforcement officers alike, drunk driving continues to be one of America's deadliest crimes.

This operation is in support of the Los Angeles County's Avoid the 40 program and will be conducted in an effort to reduce the incident of injuries, death, and property damage associated with the intoxicated driver at this location.

Imperial Highway has been identified as one of the "Greatest Risk Streets" in LAPDs' Southeast Division. The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the South Los Angeles communities to use designated drivers and not drink and drive. Our message is simple: if you drive drunk, you will be arrested.

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.

If you have any questions regarding the checkpoint, please call Sergeant Arturo R. Gomez at 213-485-7336 during the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.