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News Release

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Media Relations

LAPD Drivers License and Sobriety Checkpoint NA10266bb

What:
Sobriety & Drivers License Checkpoint
 
When:
Friday, October 8, 2010
8 p.m to 2 a.m.

Where:
Ventura Boulevard between Columbus Avenue and Noble Avenue
Los Angeles, California

Who:
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Emergency Operations Division

Why:
The LAPD is continuing its efforts at lowering the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes through the county’s Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint.  Personnel will be checking drivers to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as heightening awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.
   
A major component of the checkpoints, beyond taking dangerous drivers off the road, is to increase awareness of the consequences of impaired driving and to encourage using sober designated drivers.  A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method for achieving this goal.  By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the LAPD believes motorists are deterred from drinking and driving
 
Law enforcement encourages everyone to Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!  Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  

CONTACT:
For further information, please contact Officer Don Inman at 213-486-0703.  





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