LOS ANGELES, CA – According to authorities, the 2011-2012 Winter Holiday DUI Mobilization effort resulted in a higher number of arrests in 2011 than for 2010.
A total of 2,433 individuals were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) as part of Los Angeles County’s Avoid the 100 DUI Campaign; up from 2,406 for the same period the year before. The arrests were recorded between 12:01 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2011 through 12 a.m. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
California Highway Patrol arrested 274 motorists on DUI charges in Los Angeles County over the weekend, compared to 228 arrests in 2010.
Through a series of sobriety checkpoints and special patrol units, the effort aims to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers during the critical holiday season. A total of 100 LA County law enforcement agencies teamed up to crack down on inebriated motorists.
But the holidays aren’t over just yet. Another effort to stop drunken drivers will be underway in February during Super Bowl Sunday in February and another for the St. Patrick’s holiday in March.
The program was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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