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Holiday DUI Crackdown: 138+ Arrests in LA So Far

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The Independence Day Weekend 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 Thursday July 4, 2013 through midnight, officers representing 100 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 138 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Last year, 119 individuals were arrested during same the 24 hours. (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**) DUI arrest data collection will continue through midnight Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Law enforcement officials are continuing DUI efforts throughout the county and region. Additionally, CHP throughout the state have all available officers patrolling freeways and county roads throughout the weekend.

For Friday, July 5, agencies will be staffing all available officers and deputies to conduct checkpoints and numerous saturation patrols throughout the county. See attached Enforcement Schedule. Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Funding for the Avoid DUI Task Force is 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/

AVOID  programs, named for the number of police agencies in each county, also will concentrate crackdowns during the 18-Day August/Labor Day period. In recognition that the summer season is among the deadliest time of the year, law enforcement agencies throughout the county will be making every effort to arrest drunk drivers before another life is lost.

Law enforcement region-wide is asking for everyone's support this holiday weekend and all summer long:

• Plan ahead. Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins.

• Those hosting celebrations and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don't serve more than one or two over several hours.

• Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks to the Designated Sober Driver.

• Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.

• If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

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