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 during the past several days in Los Angeles County. From 12:01 AM Friday December 16, 2011 through midnight Wednesday December 21, 2011, officers representing 100 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 859 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2010, 774 DUI arrests occurred during the same six-day time period. DUI Checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols will continue to be deployed throughout the county and all regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts.
The CHP will be deploying all available officers during their Maximum Enforcement Period this holiday weekend; Friday 6 PM through midnight Monday. 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 www.ots.ca.gov, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration www.nhtsa.gov.