The annual “Avoid the 100 “winter holiday crackdown on intoxicated driving in Los Angeles County resulted in nearly 500 DUI arrests over the weekend, authorities said this week, noting that the Avoid the 100 campaign will include dozens of sobriety/driver’s license checkpoints and more than 200 “roving DUI saturation patrols” in various areas of the county, and will continue through New Year’s Day.
There were 495 motorists arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs between 12:01 a.m. Friday and midnight Sunday in the county, authorities said. During the same period a year ago, there were 456 DUI arrests in the county.
“Our task force will be highly visible during this enforcement period, and those suspected of driving while intoxicated will be shown zero tolerance if they are over the limit,’’ said Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro.
Castro urged people to use a designated driver or public transportation if they have been drinking.