Friday, December 30, 2011

DUI arrests contunue to rise! Drive sober!

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Friday December 30, 2011, 3:44 PM

LASD - HQ Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff

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Advisory: 1,849 DUI Arrests in LA County in 14 days. LOTS more DUI Checkpoints Coming. Drive Sober & Have a Happy New year Weekend
1,849 DUI Arrests in LA County Since Dec.16. (1,720 last year).More DUI Checkpoints to Come. Drive Sober, Avoid 100 Policing Agencies

Winter AVOID the 100 LA County Law Enforcement Agencies: Anti-DUI Campaign (Update #10)

DUI Arrests Still on the Rise Entering the Holiday Weekend

The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 100 DUI deployments in Los Angeles County.

From 12:01 AM Friday December 16, 2011 through Midnight Thursday December 29, 2011 officers representing 100 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 1,849 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2010, 1,720 DUI arrests occurred during the same fourteen-day time period.

For New Year’s Eve and final weekend of the campaign, checkpoints will be conducted at undisclosed locations throughout the County. DUI Patrols will be searching all other areas of the county with the hopes of removing drunk drivers from the road before they kill or injure innocent family members and. The CHP will be deploying all available officers for their Maximum Enforcement Period during the New Year’s holiday weekend beginning tonight at 6:00 PM until Midnight Monday. All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts on DUI drivers. The activity is all part of this region-wide effort during the 17-day Winter Holiday Campaign.

Police, Sheriff and CHP encourage all motorists to help make the holidays safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911. DUI arrest data collection will continue through New Year’s Weekend, midnight Sunday, January 1, 2012. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety , through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

MEDIA NOTE: Please visit the AVOID website at for more information on the campaign’s DUI Enforcement, statistical data on DUI arrests and DUI fatal crashes from current and earlier enforcement efforts. The checkpoint locations and saturation patrols will be made available for media opportunities or ride-alongs each night.


Public Information Officer Contacts:

Sr. CSO Wendy Brewer, Glendora Police Dept., (626) 852-4826

Dep. Daniel Dail, LA County Sheriff’s Dept. (323)890-5400

Inv. Vic Gomez, Gardena Police Dept., (310) 925-0111

Off. Don Inman, LAPD, (213) 486-0703,

Off. Vincente Ramirez, CHP, (818) 240-8200


Forwarded by:
Captain Mike Parker
Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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