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Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight in North Hollywood

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The LAPD will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint tonight in the heart of North Hollywood in order to promote safe driving awareness and to nab people for choosing to drive under the influence as part of the state-wide DUI Crackdown Campaign. The checkpoint will be near Lankershim Boulevard and Vose Street from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.North Hollywood is one area of Los Angeles where drunk driving is a consistent problem. Valley Traffic Division (VTD)Commanding Officer William Sutton shares some unsettling numbers: “As of May 1, 2010, the North Hollywood Area has endured over 79 DUI related collisions, an 18% increase from the previous year,”

Explains OTS Christopher J. Murphy of the value of checkpoints such as tonight's:

Drunk driving is simply not worth the risk. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for impaired driving can be significant. Violators often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, attorney fees, time away from work and dozens of other expenses. So don’t take the chance. Remember, if you are over the limit, you are under arrest