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News Release

Friday, September 28, 2007

Media Relations

Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint

What:
LAPD conducts DUI Task Force

When:
September 30, 2007
2 PM to 11:30 PM

Where:
On Sherman Way between Variel Avenue and De Soto Avenue

Who:
Valley Traffic Division

Why:
The purpose of the sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions related to intoxicated drivers and hit and run collisions. A motorist impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is a danger to public safety. This advisory is to initiate media attention and enhance public awareness on the dangers of impaired driving.

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 moments 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 Transportation Safety Administration. 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.