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News Release

Friday, February 13, 2009

Media Relations

DUI Enforcement in Harbor Area

What:
 DUI Saturation Patrols on Valentine’s Day
 
When:
 Saturday, February 14, 2009
6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
 
Where:
 Harbor Area Communities 
Who:
 South Traffic Division’s DUI Enforcement Detail Officers
   
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.

Harbor Area has experienced a 133 % increase in DUI related traffic collisions in 2009 as compared to 2008. 

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 9-1-1.

For further information contact Sergeant Damon Aoki, South Traffic DUI Detail at 213-485-7336.
 



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