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News Release

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint

What:
Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, June 28, 2008
6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Where:
City of Van Nuys

Who:
Valley Traffic Division Officers

Why:
This operation will be conducted in an effort to reduce the incidents of injuries, death, and property damage associated with intoxicated drivers and hit and run collisions. During the past year, the City of Van Nuys has endured over one hundred collisions involving intoxicated drivers. In addition, there have been over 735 “hit and run” traffic collisions in the Van Nuys Area as of June 1, 2008. Often these types of traffic collisions occur due to unlicensed drivers.

These checkpoints hope to enhance public awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving, and the law concerning driving without a driver’s license.

Motorists 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 minutes while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint.

Funding for this checkpoint comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Sobriety Checkpoint Program IV. We can all help make our streets safer. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911.

For further information please contact Valley Traffic Division Sergeant Robert Kirk at 818-644-8000.


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