UPDATED: 1,849 DUI arrests since Dec. 16

LOS ANGELES – The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in more than one thousand DUI arrests in Los Angeles County in the past week from local routine traffic enforcement and special “Avoid the 100” DUI deployments, authorities announced Friday.
From 12:01 a.m., Friday, Dec. 16 through 12 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, officers representing 100 county law enforcement agencies arrested 1,849 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2010, 1,720 DUI arrests occurred during the same 14-day time period.

Statistics were not immediately available Friday on how many of the 1,849 DUI arrests occurred in the Antelope Valley.

The CHP conducted DUI patrols in the Antelope Valley on Dec. 30.

The countywide Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown will continue until 12 a.m., Sunday, Jan 1, 2012.

Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.


(Information via press report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.)