DUI Arrests Still On The Rise Entering Holiday Weekend
The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of driving under the influence arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special “Avoid the 100” DUI deployments in Los Angeles County.
From 12:01 a.m. Friday December 16 through midnight Wednesday, officers representing 100 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 1,725 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2010, 1,592 DUI arrests occurred during the same 13-day time period.
For the New Year’s weekend and final weekend of the campaign, the California Highway Patrol and surrounding law enforcement agencies will be deploying all available officers for their Maximum Enforcement Period during the New Year’s holiday weekend.
Additionally, 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 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 http://www.ots.ca.gov/ , through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/