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L.A. County law enforcement agencies launch DUI holiday crackdown

December 18, 2011 |  8:14 am

Law enforcement agencies around Los Angeles County kicked off a holiday crackdown on drunk driving over the weekend and announced plans for added DUI patrols and checkpoints in the coming days.

On Friday, the first day of the push, officers from several agencies throughout the county arrested 176 people on suspicion of driving under the influence. Last year 197 people were arrested for DUI in the same period.

Information on DUI enforcement activities will be posted online at: www.californiaavoid.org. The current schedule includes:

Sunday, Dec. 18 
DUI patrol – LAPD Harbor Area 

Tuesday, Dec. 20 
DUI patrol – El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach and Torrance

Wednesday, Dec. 21 
DUI patrol – El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance

Thursday, Dec. 22 
DUI checkpoint – Gardena 
DUI checkpoint – LAPD North Hollywood area
DUI checkpoint – CHP, location not released
DUI patrol – El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance

Friday, Dec. 23 
DUI checkpoint – Lynwood 
DUI checkpoint – LAPD, various locations in Los Angeles  
DUI patrol –El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach and Torrance

Thursday, Dec. 29 
DUI checkpoint – Compton, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DUI patrol – El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach and Torrance
DUI patrol – LAPD Olympic area 

Friday, Dec. 30 
DUI checkpoint – Azusa 
DUI checkpoint – Redondo Beach 
DUI checkpoint – LAPD Central Area 
DUI checkpoint – LAPD Pacific Area 
DUI checkpoint – Torrance 
DUI patrol – El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach and Torrance
DUI patrol – Cerritos, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
DUI patrol – Norwalk, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. 
DUI patrol – CHP Antelope Valley 
DUI patrol – CHP Newhall 

Saturday, Dec. 31 
DUI checkpoint – Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello and Bell Gardens
DUI checkpoint – LAPD, location not released
DUI patrol – Glendora, Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, Covina, Azusa, Irwindale, Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, San Fernando, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach and Torrance, Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre, Antelope Valley, CHP Newhall, Bellflower, Compton 

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 
DUI patrol – LAPD in Mission Area 
DUI patrol – Carson, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
DUI patrol – Industry, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. 

California Highway Patrol Maximum Enforcement Period: CHP will assign all available officers to the region’s freeways, state highways and unincorporated roads beginning 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 through Monday, Jan. 1. 

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-- Abby Sewell
 

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