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News Release

Friday, March 16, 2007

Media Relations

LAPD Traffic Checkpoint

What:
LAPD Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, March 17, 2007
6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Where:
Imperial Highway between San Pedro Street and Main Street

Who:
The Crime Task Force – Motor Strike Team
South Traffic Officers

Why:
This operation will be conducted in an effort to reduce the property damage, injury, and death attributed to drunk drivers. Impaired drivers are responsible for taking a life every 30 minutes, amounting to 50 people a day and nearly 18,000 citizens annually nationwide.

The checkpoint will serve to remind the community of the dangers of drinking and driving and the importance of using designated drivers.

For further information contact Sergeant Arturo Gomez, South Traffic Division at 213-485-7336.