DUI Checkpoints In L.A. Prep For Holidays
DUI checkpoints have often been used throughout the country to prevent people from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and have proven to be highly successful over the years. In Los Angeles, police arrested more than 2,000 drivers during a campaign lasting 18 days and ending after the Labor Day weekend. Officer’s used a combination of saturation patrols, sobriety checkpoints, and routine patrols during the “Avoid the 100’s” campaign and made 2,098 arrests.
During the same time last year, officers arrested 2,795 drivers, making this year’s 25% drop in arrests a good reason to believe that these anti-drinking campaigns are making a positive difference. California’s “Avoid the 100’s” campaign is made up of 100 L.A. County law enforcement agencies working together and coordinating using grant funds given by the California Office of Traffic Safety. With their last successful Labor Day campaign behind them, these agencies now look forward to the holiday season spanning from Halloween through Thanksgiving.