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News Release

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Media Relations

South Traffic Sobriety checkpoint NA09191td

What:
Sobriety checkpoint
 
When:
Saturday, July 25, 2009
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Where:
Manchester Avenue on the east between Hoover Street and Figueroa Street

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.  Southeast Division has experienced an 11 percent decrease in Driving-Under-the-Influence related traffic collisions year-to-date as compared to 2008.  The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the communities of Southeast and 77th Divisions 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 during the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

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