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News Release

Monday, June 11, 2007

Media Relations

LAPD Traffic Checkpoint

What:
LAPD Sobriety Checkpoint

When:
Saturday, June 16, 2007 to Sunday, June 17,2007
7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Where:
Highland Avenue and Odin Street

Who:
West Traffic Driving Under the Influence(DUI) Team
West Traffic and Hollywood 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. Funding for this check-point is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

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 Mitchel Windsor, West Traffic Division at 213-473-0222.