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LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday November 1st, 2012 :: 06:26 p.m. PDT

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New DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit Unveiled by LASD Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station thru Supvsr Zev Yaroslavsky

LASD Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station unveiled the new Sheriff’s Department DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit, funded by Los Angeles County Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

Supervisor Yaroslavsky, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Senator Fran Pavley, and the California Highway Patrol were all in attendance for the unveiling on October 26, 2012.

This fully equipped mobile enforcement unit will serve Third District Santa Monica Mountain communities, as well as neighboring cities, as a mobile command post for DUI checkpoints. The fully equipped mobile enforcement unit employs state of the art technology that is capable of connecting with law enforcement databases.

This enables the completion of administrative processes in the field, maximizing the efficiency of resources. The vehicle is also equipped to aid with screening, sobriety tests, and the collection and retention of evidence, and it has enhanced lighting capabilities to provide a safer environment for both the public and law enforcement personnel alike.

It can also be activated as a mobile command post during times of natural disaster, further enhancing the public’s safety.

The DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit is the latest tool to aid with the Operation Safe Canyons program, which is comprised of local, county, and state agencies that came together over six years ago after numerous residents complained of street racing on Stunt Road in the Santa Monica Mountains.

The goal of the program is to make the canyon roads in the surrounding area safer through a combination of education, engineering, and enforcement.

The presence of the DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit itself is also meant to remind the public of the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at any time.

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said, "Driving under the influence is not smart anywhere, on any road or highway, and poses a dangerous public safety threat. Increasing anti-DUI checkpoints and patrols is a life-saving tool to help put a check on reckless drivers who drink too much and drive through our canyon and mountain communities, risking the lives of residents and visitors alike." He added, "I'm grateful to all our Operation Safe Canyons partners, community members, involved citizens, our county and state law enforcement agencies, our traffic engineers, and the advocacy of our State representatives, who continue to work together to make our roads safer. This Mobile DUI Unit is one more tool to advance that important mission."

Sheriff Leroy Baca said, “The purchase of the Mobile DUI mobile enforcement unit by 3rd District Supervisor, Zev Yaroslavsky, further states how far county collaboration can go in saving lives. The outstanding partnership the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has with the 3rd Supervisorial District cannot be understated.” I thank Mr. Yaroslavsky for partnering with Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station and making this incredible investment in public safety.”

For further information contact Sergeant Phil Brooks, Malibu / Lost Hills Sheriff's Station, at (818) 878-1808, or Susan Nissman, Senior Deputy, District Office of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, at (818) 880-9416, snissman@bos.lacounty.gov.

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