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County to Launch Winter Anti-DUI Campaign

Sheriffs will conduct 32 driver's license checkpoints during the 2-week campaign.

Los Angeles County enforcement and police agencies will be out in force during the holiday season to nab suspected drunk drivers.

County enforcement with the Avoid the 100 Anti-DUI task force will conduct 32 DUI/driver’s license checkpoints and deploy 202 roving DUI patrols during the two-week campaign launching Friday, Dec. 16. to Sunday, Jan. 1.

DUI checkpoints are placed in locations that the Avoid the 100 DUI task force say have the best chance to deter intoxicated drivers, according to a press statement. Drug recognition experts will be at most of the checkpoints.

During last year's winter campaign, 2,406 DUI arrests were made in LA County.

In Dec. 2009, 753 people were killed across the nation in accidents involving individuals with blood alcohol concentrations of .08 or higher. In California alone, there were 57 alcohol-related deaths on highways and streets.

California Highway Patrol will also conduct a maximum enforcement period in the region’s freeways, state highways and unincorporated roads during this two-week campaign.

“The message is simple, drive sober or get pulled over,” said Police Lt. Rob Lamborghini, Avoid Coordinator from the Glendora Police Department, in a press statement. “Drinking alcohol or being under the influence of drugs do not mix with driving. If you plan to consume alcohol, you should also plan not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle or ride a motorcycle.”

Planned DUI Checkpoints/Patrols:

Friday, Dec.16
DUI Checkpoints: Covina (Including officers from Glendora, Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, Covina, Azusa, Irwindale, CHP and LAPD)
San Gabriel
(Including officers from Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, and Bell Gardens)
Torrance –
(El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo, Torrance, LASO Lennox and CHP South LA)
CHP Palmdale
CHP Newhall
Pasadena
South Pasadena
Glendale
LAPD – North Hollywood
LASD Compton
DUI Patrols:
Avoid the 100 (West) – (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance) CHP Antelope, CHP Altadena, CHP Newhall

Saturday, Dec. 17
DUI Checkpoints:
Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency
(Including officers from Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando.)
Avoid the 100 (West) Huntington Park –
(Vernon, Signal Hill, South Gate, Long Beach, Huntington Park)
Burbank
CHP Baldwin Park
CHP Palmdale
CHP
LAPD South West Area
Downey
Inglewood
DUI Patrols:
Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency – (Including officers from Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre), Avoid the 100 (West) – (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance), CHP Antelope Valley, CHP Altadena, CHP Newhall

Sunday, Dec. 18
DUI Patrol:
LAPD Harbor Area

Tuesday, Dec. 20
DUI Patrol:
Avoid the 100 (West) – (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

Wednesday, Dec. 21
DUI Patrol:
Avoid the 100 (West) – (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

Thursday, Dec 22
DUI Checkpoints –
Avoid the 100 (West) Gardena – (Vernon, Signal Hill, South Gate, Long Beach, Huntington Park)
Avoid the 100 (West) Torrance –
(El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo, Torrance, LASO Lennox and CHP South LA)
Gardena
CHP Halldale @ El Segundo
DUI Patrol –
Avoid the 100 (West) – (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance), LAPD North Hollywood Area

Friday, Dec. 23
DUI Checkpoints:
LASD Lynwood
LAPD Mission Area
DUI Patrol:
Avoid the 100 (West) – (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

Friday, Dec. 29
DUI Checkpoint:
LASD Compton
DUI Patrols:
Avoid the 100 (West) –
(El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance), LAPD Olympic Area

Saturday, Dec. 30
DUI Checkpoints:
Azusa
Redondo Beach
LAPD Central Area
LAPD Pacific Area
Avoid the 100 (West) –
(El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)
DUI Patrols:
LASD – Cerritos, LASD – Norwalk, CHP Antelope Valley, CHP Newhall

Sunday, Dec. 31
DUI Checkpoints:
Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency
(Including the cities of Glendora, Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, Covina, Azusa, Irwindale, CHP and LAPD), Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, and Bell Gardens)
DUI Patrols:
Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando.), Avoid the 100 (West) – (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance), Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency – (Including officers from Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre), CHP Antelope Valley, CHP Newhall, LASD – Bellflower, LASD – Compton

Monday, Jan. 1, 2012
DUI Patrols:
LASD – Carson, LASD – Industry

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