Sobriety Checkpoint

March 4, 2009

Sobriety Checkpoint

Saturday, March 14, 2009
7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Broadway and 51st Street

Central Traffic Officers
The purpose of the Sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of traffic collisions involving intoxicated drivers, as well as the number of hit-and-run traffic collisions.  The Los Angeles Police Department seeks to achieve these goals through enforcement and public awareness.

This checkpoint will be implemented in response to the high incidence of DUI traffic collisions that have afflicted the area near Broadway and 51st Street in the past two months.

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 9-1-1.

For further information contact Sergeant Jay Nuñez, Central Traffic Community Safety Unit, at 213-972-1864, or Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586