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Breeze: Hawthorne sobriety check catches 13

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  • Brent Morgan
    http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_11293190 Hawthorne sobriety check catches 13From staff and news servicesPosted: 12/22/2008 10:58:18 PM PST Hawthorne police
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 23, 2008
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      Hawthorne sobriety check catches 13From staff and news servicesPosted: 12/22/2008 10:58:18 PM PST

      Hawthorne police arrested 13 suspected drunken drivers during a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, police said Monday.
      Officers stopped about 2,000 motorists during the checkpoint from 8
      p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday on Crenshaw Boulevard at Jack Northrop
      Avenue.
      Hawthorne police Lt. Mike Ishii said that in addition to the
      suspected drunken drivers, officers issued 102 citations, primarily to
      unlicensed drivers.
      In addition, police impounded 96 cars and arrested five people on other offenses.---------
      13/2000 = 0.6% drunk drivers102/2000 = 5% without licenseThey don't say if the unlicensed drivers also had their cars impounded or were among the 5 with other offenses. If not, then10/2000 = 5% other problemsFor a total of about 10% of drivers with some sort of citeable offense on the road.


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