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LA County DUI Checkpoint Campaign Launches Friday

County law enforcement will conduct sobriety checkpoints and DUI patrols during the two-week campaign.

LA County DUI Checkpoint Campaign Launches Friday

Friday marks the beginning of a summer DUI crackdown as law enforcement agencies across the county will be hosting DUI checkpoints and patrols.

Los Angeles County's Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force joins law enforcement agencies throughout the state for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign starting  Aug. 17 and ending Labor Day on Sept. 3.

The annual summer campaign targets the spike in DUI’s and alcohol-related car accidents during the summer months, according to an Avoid the 100 press release.

In 2010, 791 people died in California in alcohol-related accidents, when the driver had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit, according to California Office of Traffic Safety. The highest percentage of alcohol-related car accidents involved motorists 21 to 24 years of age, according to statistics.

Local law enforcement agencies, as well as the California Highway Patrol, will be “aggressively looking” for impaired drivers during the two-week period.

Those convicted of a DUI could face jail time, risk the loss of their drivers license, or be required to use ignition interlocks. DUI convictions also drive up insurance rates and incur legal fees.

“Obviously we want to remind everyone that it is illegal to drive impaired, and we hope the campaign will remind people that if they plan on drinking, to never get behind the wheel,” said Avoid Representative and Glendora Lieutenant Rob Lamborghini in a press statement. “But if someone does choose to drive impaired, we will arrest them,” he said.

Summer DUI Checkpoint and Patrol Schedule

Friday, Aug. 17

DUI Checkpoint – Gardena, Pasadena, CHP, South L.A., North Hollywood (2), Hollywood

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

Saturday, Aug. 18

DUI Checkpoint – Burbank, Santa Monica, Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency, CHP, Baldwin Park

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

DUI Patrol – Devonshire area, Beverly Hills, San Gabriel, Lynwood

Thursday, Aug. 23

DUI Patrol – Hollenbeck Area

Friday, Aug. 24

DUI Checkpoint – Bell Gardens, South Pasadena, North Hollywood Southwest Area, Norwalk, CHP, West L.A

Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including the cities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, Downey, Whittier and Bell Gardens)

Avoid the 100 (West) – Hermosa Beach

DUI Patrol – Santa Monica

Saturday, Aug. 25

DUI Checkpoint – Beverly Hills, Long Beach, LAPD – Southeast Area, LAPD – Van Nuys Area

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa

Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)

Sunday, Aug. 26

DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – Harbor Area

Thursday, Aug. 30

DUI Checkpoint – Pasadena, LAPD – Olympic Area

Friday, Aug. 31

DUI Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando), West Covina

Friday, Aug. 31

DUI Checkpoint Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency in El Segundo (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance), Glendale, LASD Bellflower, South L.A., CHP, East L.A., Altadena, Santa Fe Springs, Antelope Valley

DUI Patrol – Gardena

Saturday, Sept. 1

DUI Checkpoint –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 West Valley, LAPD – Central Area

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Conducted in the cities of Glendale, South

Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando), Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel,

Montebello, Downey, Whittier and Bell Gardens), Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency in El Segundo (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates,

Redondo and Torrance), Gardena, Glendale, Long Beach, LASD location TBD

Sunday, Sept. 2

DUI Patrol - 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) Multi-Agency in El Segundo (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance), Gardena, LAPD – Hollenbeck Area

Monday, Sept. 3

MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) – CHP Southern Division, LASD location TBD

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