DUI Arrests Top 1,000 Over Last Week: More Checkpoints Going Up Today

By City News Service

Authorities have arrested 1,028 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol during the past week in
Los Angeles County, it was reported today.

The arrests were made in the seven-day period between 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16 and midnight Thursday by personnel from about 100 policing agencies around the county, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.

During the same seven-day period last year, there were 924 DUI arrests. The “Avoid 100” safety campaign includes DUI checkpoints and
saturation patrols of officers on the lookout for motorists who are driving while impaired.

The operation will include a so-called Maximum Enforcement Period between 6 p.m. today and midnight Monday, during which all available California Highway Patrol officers will be on duty.

The campaign, which will continue through midnight on New Year’s Day, is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The local effort is part of a nationwide traffic safety campaign.

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