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2.5 million Southern Californians expected to travel for Labor Day weekend

September 3, 2010 |  9:34 am

Some 2.5 million Southern Californians will travel over Labor Day weekend, according to estimates from the Automobile Club of Southern California.

More than 90% of them will be driving to their destinations, the AAA said.

With that in mind, many police agencies will be running DUI checkpoints over the holiday weekend.

“Alcohol-related crashes in California have declined slightly in the last couple of years, but there were still nearly 21,000 fatal and injury crashes involving alcohol in 2008 -- more than 57 each day,” Alice Bisno, a spokeswoman for the Auto Club, said in a statement.

“Don’t drink and drive. Also, watch out for impaired drivers, avoid them if possible, and call 911 to report them if is safe for you to do so.”

For more information, visit AAA's website on driving under the influence.

-- Sam Quinones