Memorial Day Weekend Crenshaw Cruiser/DUI Task Force NA17100dm

May 30, 2016

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Friday, May 26, 2017 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: 3770 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles, Ca

WHO: LAPD Captain Lee Sands, Area Commanding Officer, Southwest Division LAPD Captain Jonathan Tom, Commanding Officer, South Traffic Division LAPD Captain Darnell Davenport, Patrol Commanding Officer, Southwest Division

WHY: To discourage participation in street cruising and reduce Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department and the California Highway Patrol will coordinate an extensive traffic enforcement operation to reduce cruising and DUI traffic collisions on Memorial Day weekend. The purpose of the operation is to save lives by enforcing all traffic laws, apprehending DUI violators and ensuring public safety.

As of April 2017, there had been 7,048 DUI-related traffic collisions in Los Angeles, which resulted in 60 fatalities and 2,818 injuries. The Los Angeles Police Department reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime.

Plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Sergeant Bruce Borihanh at 213-485-9801.