By Brian Day, December 26, 2013
A multi-agency task force taking part in a holiday season crackdown
on intoxicated driving has arrested 1,520 people for DUI during the
first 13 days of the ongoing campaign, authorities said.
number of arrests between 12:01 a.m. Dec. 13 and 11:59 p.m. Wednesday
rose about 7 percent from the same time period in 2012, when 1,425 DUI
arrests were reported by the Avoid the 100 Task Force, task force
coordinator and Glendora police Senior Community Service Officer Wendy
Brewer said in a written statement.
Police agencies, sheriff’s stations and California Highway Patrol
offices will continue their county-wide crackdown through Jan. 1,
Checkpoints were planned Friday by El Monte
police, La Habra police, the sheriff’s Industry Station, tentatively the
Pasadena police and others, Brewer said.
Checkpoints were planned
Saturday night by Arcadia, San Gabriel, Whittier El Monte an Long Beach
police, as well as the sheriff’s San Dimas Station and others.
CHP will engage in a “maximum enforcement period” beginning at 6 p.m.
Dec. 31 and running through New Year’s Day. the end of the crackdown at
midnight, Brewer said.
During the maximum enforcement period, “The CHP will deploying
all available officers,” Brewer said. “Additionally, all regularly
scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and
arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts.”
As always, anyone who sees an impaired driver on the road is encouraged to call 9-1-1.