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News Release

Friday, October 5, 2001

Media Relations

LAPD Valley Officers Launch Major Drunk Driving Task Force

San Fernando Valley: On Friday, October 5, 2001 commencing at 6:00 p.m., thirty motorcycle officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division will hit the streets of Panorama City and other San Fernando Valley areas to combat driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

"We continue to see an increase in DUI tragedies across the country this year, including in the San Fernando Valley. We are combining the forces of our regular traffic enforcement officers with our "Deuce Task Force" tonight to make as many arrests as we can and to send a clear message to the public that drunk driving continues to be a major problem. Everyone needs to do what is within their power to reduce this problem," said Captain Greg Meyer, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division.

There will also be a photo and interview opportunity at Van Nuys station tonight at 6:00 p.m. (on Tyrone just north of Delano, behind Van Nuys Police Station.)

For further information, contact Captain Meyer at 818-756-8722 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2001.

This Press Release was prepared by Public Information Officer Victoria Diaz, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586



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