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News Release Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Harbor Area Sobriety Checkpoint
Saturday, January 24, 2009
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Harbor Boulevard between 5th and 1st Street
South Traffic Division’s Crime Task Force/Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Detail
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 will be conducted in an effort to reduce the incident of injuries, death, and property damage associated with the intoxicated driver at this location. Harbor Division has experienced an 11 percent increase in Driving Under the Influence related traffic collisions in the year 2008 as compared to 2007. The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the community of Harbor Division to use designated drivers and not drink and drive.
Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested!
Funding for the checkpoint 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 South Traffic Division Sergeant Damon Aoki at 213-485-5115.