LOS ANGELES, CA — Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching. For many Americans that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in driving under the influence (DUI)-related traffic fatalities.
Starting Thursday, August 14, 2014, and continuing through Monday, September 1, 2014, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the California Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be aggressively targeting drunk and drugged drivers as part of a nationwide effort to end impaired driving and save lives. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will pair increased public awareness with high-visibility enforcement, resulting in fewer drunk drivers on Los Angeles roads.
The Avoid the 100 Los Angeles County DUI Task Force will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers throughout the region with plans in place for 64 DUI/Driver License Checkpoints, Multi-Agency Strike Teams, 27 roving DUI Saturation Patrols, DUI Warrant/Probation Sweeps and DUI Court Stings targeting suspended drivers who were ordered by the judge not to drive.