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News Release

Monday, February 9, 2015

Media Relations

LAPD Targets Impaired Drivers with DUI Checkpoint NA15020dm

What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7 P.M. to
Friday, February 13, 2015, 2 A.M.

Where:
Wilshire Area
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What:
Sobriety & Driver's License Checkpoint

When:
Friday, February 13, 2015, 8 P.M. to
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
Florence Avenue at Main Street
Los Angeles, California
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What:
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 5 P.M. to
Monday, February 16, 2015, 1 A.M.

Where:
North Hollywood Area
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Note:
Checkpoints are subject to change or cancelation.

Why:
Over the past three years, there have been 7,048 DUI-related traffic collisions in Los Angeles, which have resulted in 60 fatalities and 2,818 injuries.

The Los Angeles Police Department reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI or drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your driver license and high insurance rates.

The aforementioned enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911!

MEDIA NOTES:
To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles Police Department traffic safety efforts, please contact Officer Don Inman, Traffic Coordination Section, at (213) 486-0690.

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