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News Release Monday, July 23, 2007
LAPD conducts Sobriety Checkpoint
Sunday, July 29, 2007 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
On Vanowen Street between Whitsett Avenue and Saint Clair Avenue
Valley Traffic Division
The purpose of the sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions related to intoxicated drivers and hit and run collisions. The alcohol and drug impaired driver is a danger to everyone. This advisory is to initiate media attention and enhance public awareness on the dangers of impaired driving.
Motorist approaching a checkpoint will see information advising them that a checkpoint is ahead. Once diverted into a lane, each motorist will be detained a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint.
Funding for checkpoints are provided by traffic grants.
We can all help make our streets safer. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911.
For further information contact Sergeant Frank Orlando, Valley Traffic Division, at 818-756-8381.