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News Release

Friday, April 30, 2010

Media Relations

Sobriety Saturation Patrol

What:
Sobriety Saturation Patrol
 
When:
Sunday, May 2, 2010
3 p.m. - 11 a.m.

Where:
Southeast Area

Who:
South Traffic Division

Why:
The Crime Task Force/Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Detail of the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety saturation patrol in Southeast Division.
 
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 as experienced a 21 percent increase in Driving Under the Influence related traffic collisions in the year to date 2010 as compared to 2009.  The saturation patrol will serve as a reminder to the community of Southeast Division to use designated drivers and not drink and drive.  Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested.  

The Officer-in-Charge is Sergeant Stephen Egan of South Traffic Division’s Crime Task Force/Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Detail.  Approximately six traffic enforcement officers (motorcycle officers), two collision investigation officers and one traffic enforcement sergeant from South Traffic Division will be involved in this operation.  

Funding for this 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.

Contact:
If you have any questions regarding the saturation patrol, please contact Sergeant Egan at 213-485-7336 during the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.