WHAT: Press availability on New Year’s Eve DUI Prevention Tips
WHEN: Thursday, December 27, 2018 5:00-9:00 AM
WHERE: Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Division 7870 Nollan Place Panorama City, CA 91402
WHO: Captain Andrew Neiman, Commanding Officer-Valley Traffic Division Detective Lisset Fuentes, Valley Traffic Division Officer Arturo Ornelas, Valley Traffic Division Officer Casey Ramstead, California Highway Patrol Fire Fighter David Ortiz, Los Angeles Fire Department Ms. Sarah Ardalani, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Mr. Jose Ubaldo, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Mr. Dave Sotero, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
VISUALS: LAPD black and white police vehicle, LAFD rescue ambulance, hearse with a coffin, MTA bus, a crashed car involved in a DUI fatal collision.
WHY: The Los Angeles Police Department and our allied partners are joining forces to send a message to everyone this New Year’s Eve and weekend. We want everyone to drive responsibly and avoid becoming another statistic by being arrested for driving under the influence. We urge the public to not get behind the wheel and drive if you become intoxicated or consume any type of drugs. Drugs such as Marijuana, illicit drugs, or prescription medication can impair your judgment and these drugs will get you the same DUI arrest as alcohol if you are caught driving impaired.
If you become impaired, use a designated driver, plan ahead, use public transportation or other means of transportation to get to your destination safely.
CONTACT: For additional information, please contact Media Relations at (213) 486-5910 or Detective Lisset Fuentes, Valley Traffic Division at (818) 644-8021.