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News Release

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Media Relations

Southwest Area DUI Enforcement Operation NA09180td

What:
Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Operation
 
When:
Saturday, July 11, 2009
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Where:
10 Freeway on the north, 110 Freeway on the east, Vernon Avenue to the south, La Cienga Boulevard to the west.

Who:
South Traffic Division’s Crime Task Force/Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Detail
 
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 will be conducted in an effort to reduce the incident of injuries, death, and property damage associated with the intoxicated driver at this location.  Southwest Division has experienced a 21 percent decrease in Driving Under the Influence related traffic collisions in the year 2009 as compared to 2008.  The saturation patrol will serve as a reminder to the community of Southwest 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 Steven Egan at 213-485-7336.