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DUI Campaign Nets Nearly 1,200 Arrests

Law enforcement agencies increased their efforts during the Fourth of July holiday period.

Nearly 1,200 DUI arrests were made throughout Los Angeles County during 10 days of beefed-up law enforcement efforts designed to combat drunken driving in connection with the Fourth of July holiday period, authorities reported Monday.

The Avoid the 100 Los Angeles County DUI Campaign began on June 29 and continued through Sunday. During that time, law enforcement officers conducted 21 sobriety/driver's license checkpoints and 58 "DUI saturation patrols" around the county, and arrested 1,188 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

This year, Independence Day fell on a Wednesday, and authorities included the weekends preceding and following the holiday in the enforcement campaign. The campaign was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

John Mazza July 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Does anyone know how many were in Malibu?
Bob Perkins DDS July 11, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Law Enforcement should take as aggressive a policy as possible to stop the driving intoxicated. I can think of no more totally avoidable calamity than one involving a drunken motorist. There a way too many stories of innocent people being killed by the negligent and out of control drunk driver Why on earth do they post when and where there will be a DUI check point? The undisclosed "check point" would be infinitely more effective, would it not?
Nancy Rosenquist July 11, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Jonathan probably knows...
John July 16, 2012 at 09:17 PM
He is not the editor anymore Nancy. If you look at the top of the article you can see the new editor... where have you been?

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