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DUI Task Force Set for Crackdown on Impaired Driving, Los Angeles County

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2012

Contact: CSO Wendy Brewer (626) 241-0605 wbrewer@glendorapd.org

Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force
Set For Crackdown on Impaired Driving

Law Enforcement Reminds Drivers to End the Summer on a Safe Note

[Los Angeles, CA] If you drink and drive in Los Angeles County beware, the Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force is joining with law enforcement throughout the state for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign August 17 to September 3, 2012.

DUI/ Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force deployments and local roving DUI patrols are scheduled locally in partnership with law enforcement nationwide during the Summer/Labor Day Campaign. (See attached Enforcement Schedule of Operations)

The crime of impaired driving is a serious one. In 2010 alone, 791 people died in California in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit. The age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the 21-to-24 age group.

“On average there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across America. But this tragic loss of life can be reduced if we get impaired drivers off our roadways,” said Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro. “Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By joining this statewide wide effort, we will make Los Angeles County’s roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period.”

California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Bill Dance with the Southern Division Headquarters Office said CHP, Police and Sheriff Deputies will be aggressively looking for all impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone they find driving while impaired. CHP will deploy all available officers during the Labor Day holiday weekend onto freeways and county roads they patrol.

“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 Lieutenant Rob Lamborghini. “But if someone does choose to drive impaired, we will arrest them,” he said.

According to the Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force, violators will face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Their insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.

The national Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown is led by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), with the California Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign combining high-visibility enforcement and heightened public awareness and impaired driving deterrence through publicity.

The Program is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who reminds everyone to Report Drunk Driving – Call 9-1-1!

Media Notes: To schedule an interview regarding Anti Drunk-Driving efforts, or request a ride-along with law enforcement during the holiday period, please contact CSO Wendy Brewer at the Glendora Police Department (626) 914-8250 or via email at wbrewer@glendorapd.org.



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DUI Enforcement Operations Schedule

PIO CONTACTS:

Sr. CSO Wendy Brewer, Glendora Police Dept., (626)852-4826 wbrewer@glendorapd.org
Dep. Daniel Dail, LA County Sheriff’s Dept. (323)890-5400 Dadail@lasd.org
Inv. Victor Gomez, Gardena Police Dept., (310) 925-0111 vgomez@gardenapd.org
Off. Don Inman, LAPD, (213) 486-0703, 30891@lapd.lacity.org
Off. Vincente Ramirez, CHP, (818) 240-8200 ViRamirez@chp.ca.gov

LOS ANGELES COUNTY AUGUST/LABOR DAY HOLIDAY ENFORCEMENT SCHEDULE

[Los Angeles County, CA] - Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force is announcing its upcoming enforcement operations for the Summer/Labor Day Holiday DUI Campaign. The following schedule of operations, dates, and locations are provided for media release except the EMBARGOED activities.

Friday, August 17, 2012

DUI Checkpoint – Gardena
DUI Checkpoint – Pasadena
DUI Checkpoint – CHP South L.A.
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – North Hollywood (2)
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD - 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, August 18, 2012
DUI Checkpoint – Burbank
DUI Checkpoint – Santa Monica

Saturday, August 18, 2012 (continued)

DUI Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency - Signal Hill
DUI Checkpoint – 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 – LAPD – Devonshire area
DUI Patrol – Beverly Hills
DUI Patrol – San Gabriel
DUI Patrol – LASD Lynwood
Thursday, August 23, 2012
DUI Patrol – LAPD – Hollenbeck Area

Friday, August 24, 2012

DUI Checkpoint –Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including the cities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, Downey, Whittier and Bell Gardens)
DUI Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 (West) – Hermosa Beach
DUI Checkpoint – Bell Gardens
DUI Checkpoint – South Pasadena
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – North Hollywood
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – Southwest Area
DUI Checkpoint – LASD Norwalk
DUI Checkpoint – CHP West L.A.
DUI Patrol – Santa Monica

Saturday, August 25, 2012

DUI Checkpoint – Beverly Hills
DUI Checkpoint – Long Beach
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – Southeast Area
DUI Checkpoint – 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, August 26, 2012

DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – Harbor Area
Thursday, August 30, 2012
DUI Checkpoint – Pasadena
DUI Checkpoint – LAPD – Olympic Area
Friday, August 31, 2012
DUI Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando.)
DUI Checkpoint – West Covina

Friday, August 31, 2012 (continued)

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)
DUI Checkpoint – Glendale
DUI Checkpoint – LASD Bellflower
DUI Checkpoint – CHP South L.A.
DUI Checkpoint – CHP East L.A.
DUI Checkpoint – CHP Altadena
DUI Checkpoint – CHP Santa Fe Springs
DUI Checkpoint – CHP Antelope Valley
DUI Patrol – Gardena

Saturday, September 1, 2012

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)
DUI Checkpoint – CHP West Valley
DUI Checkpoint – 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.)
DUI Patrol –Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, Downey, Whittier and Bell Gardens)
DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency in El Segundo (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)
DUI Patrol – Gardena
DUI Patrol – Glendale
DUI Patrol – Long Beach
DUI Patrol – LASD location TBD

Sunday, September 2, 2012

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

Monday, September 3, 2012

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

Media Notes: Reporters are invited to ride along with law enforcement or may join Task Force & checkpoint operations in your region throughout the Campaign by contacting one of the PIOs listed above. This schedule is subject to change and all DUI Activity may not be listed at the time of print but will be updated daily on the website: www.californiaavoiod.org

To schedule an interview regarding impaired driving efforts and programs in California please contact Chris Cochran, California Office of Traffic Safety at (916) 509-3063 or via email at ccochran@ots.ca.gov. Funding for the “Avoid” program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Forwarded by:

Kim Manatt, Deputy
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
4700 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park CA 91754
Office: 323-267-4800



 
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