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Thursday May 31st, 2012 :: 11:28 a.m. PDT
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590 DUI Arrests by 100 police agencies in LA County over Memorial Day weekend. AVOID the 100, Drive Sober

(News Release) Avoid the 100 – Los Angeles County DUI Campaign


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AVOID CAMPAIGN – FINAL REPORT

DUI Arrests Remain Steady Compared to Last Year’s Memorial Day Weekend

The Memorial Day Weekend Avoid the 100 – DUI Campaign has concluded after the deployment of 12 Sobriety Checkpoints and 52 special DUI Saturation Patrols and officers on routine patrol focusing special attention towards the impaired driver working to lower deaths/injuries on our streets and highways.

From 12:01 AM Friday, May 25, 2012 through Midnight Monday, May 28, 2012 officers representing 100 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 590 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

In 2011, 593 DUI arrests occurred during the same holiday weekend. (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with many agencies yet to report**)

Law enforcement officials will be conducting more Avoid anti-DUI efforts throughout the county and region during the July 4th Independence Day holiday period and the 18-day campaign in August ending Labor Day weekend.

Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to watch and report impaired drivers each and every trip around town or during summer vacations: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1 anytime you encounter that dangerous driver.

Funding for the “Avoid” program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/

MEDIA NOTE: Please visit the AVOID website at www.californiaavoid.org for more information about anti-DUI efforts in your or community or around the state.
Avoid programs, named for the number of police agencies in each county, will be conducting other enforcement efforts during special events with identified DUI problems. In recognition that summer season is among the deadliest time of the year, law enforcement agencies throughout the county will be making every effort to arrest drunk drivers before another life is lost.


AVOID THE 100 - PIO CONTACTS:
Sr. CSO Wendy Brewer, Glendora Police Dept., (626)852-4826 wbrewer@glendorapd.org
Dep. Daniel Dail, LA County Sheriff’s Dept. (323)890-5400 Dadail@lasd.org
Inv. Victor Gomez, Gardena Police Dept., (310) 925-0111 vgomez@gardenapd.org
Off. Don Inman, LAPD, (213) 486-0703, 30891@lapd.lacity.org
Off. Vincente Ramirez, CHP, (818) 240-8200 ViRamirez@chp.ca.gov



Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org



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