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News Release

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Media Relations

Weekend Sobriety Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, April 10, 2010
7:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.  

Where:
Slauson Avenue between Western Avenue and Denker Avenue in LAPD’s 77th Division

Who:
LAPD’s Crime Task Force/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Enforcement Detail, South Traffic Division

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 in this area.  77th Division has experienced a 27 percent increase in DUI related traffic collisions, year to date as compared to 2009.

The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the community of 77th Division to use designated drivers and not drink and drive.  Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested.  

Contact:
For more information, please call Sergeant Egan, South Traffic Division at 213-485-7336, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

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.