Friday, December 23, 2011

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Advisory: 1,028 DUI Arrests in LA County Since Dec.16. (924 last year).More DUI Checkpoints to Come. Avoid the 100 Policing Agencies, Drive Sober
Winter AVOID the 100 LA County Law Enforcement Agencies: Anti-DUI Campaign (Update #5)

DUI Arrests Continue to Rise Compared to Last Year

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 overnight in Los Angeles County.

From 12:01 AM Friday December 16, 2011 through Midnight Thursday December 22, 2011 officers representing 100 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 1,028 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2010, 924 DUI arrests occurred during the same seven (7) day time period.

All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. Multiple/DUI Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI

Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols are all part of this region-wide crackdown during the 17-day Winter Holiday Campaign.

The CHP (and many police agencies) will be deploying all available officers during their Maximum Enforcement Period this holiday weekend; Friday 6 PM through midnight Monday.

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.


“Avoid the 100" LA County (Law Enforcement Agencies) DUI Task Force:

DUI Checkpoints Schedule (Dec.16, 2011-Jan.1, 2012)

December 23, 2011
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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