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News Release

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Media Relations

Habitual DUI Offender Task Force

 

WHAT:
Habitual DUI Offender Task Force

WHEN:
Monday, April 5, 2004
11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Braemar Country Club
4001 Reseda Boulevard
Tarzana

WHO:
Police Commission President, David S. Cunningham III; Police Commission Vice President, Alan Skobin; Chief of Police, William J. Bratton; Captain Greg Meyer, C/O VTD; Valley Traffic Bureau Command Staff; Captain Richard Meraz, C/O Central Traffic Division; District Attorney Prosecutor, Jim Falco; Supervising Valley City Attorney, Richard Schmidt; City Attorney, Rocky Delgadillo; Executive Director of M.A.D.D., Tina Pasco

Los Angeles: Chief of Police William J. Bratton will hold a news conference to announce the Habitual DUI Offender Task Force. The task force, which was created by Valley Traffic Division in December and expanded Citywide last week, works in partnership with the Los Angeles City Attorney's office to identify and target repeat drunk driving suspects who are in violation of their DUI probation conditions. The focus is to arrest them and incarcerate them for violation of their probation, before they commit a new offense.

More than a dozen targeted repeat DUI offenders have already been arrested and successfully prosecuted under this program.

On-site visuals will include M.A.D.D.'s "crashed DUI car" display, and Valley Traffic Division's safety display.

For further information, please contact Captain Greg Meyer, Valley Traffic Division, at 818-756-8722.

This news advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer April Harding, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.



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