Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Road Safety: LA Law Enforcement Agressively Launches Avoid 100 DUI Task Force

This holiday season, Police, Sheriff and CHP will be out in force cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement.

From Friday, December 13, 2013, to Wednesday, January 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers.

The Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers this holiday season with plans in place for sixty-six DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints, 201 local roving DUI Saturation Patrols, several Multi-Agency Strike Teams, 14 DUI Warrant/Probation Sweeps and two DUI Court Sting targeting suspended drivers who were ordered by the judge not to drive.

**See attached Schedule of Operations for the 20 Day Mobilization for dates and city***

The Avoid the100 DUI Task Force is giving fair warning to all partygoers. “Our task force will be highly visible during this enforcement period and those suspected of driving while intoxicated will be shown zero tolerance if they are over the limit,” said Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro.

Unfortunately, the excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions-- and serious legal consequences. Data shows that the holiday season is a particularly deadly time due to the increased number of drunk drivers on the roads.

Nationally in the five years from 2007 to 2011 there were 4,169 people killed during the month of December in crashes that involved drivers with Blood Alcohol Concentrations (BAC) of .08% or higher.

In California during those same five Decembers, 505 were killed and thousands seriously injured.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32,367 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes across the nation in 2011, and 31 percent (9,878) of those fatalities occurred in drunk-driving-related crashes. Californians witnessed a total of 2,835 deaths with 774 killed in DUI crashes on their streets and highways.

“The December holiday season is the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ and we are going to keep our roads safe for travelers heading to visit friends and family,” said Castro. “This holiday, if you choose to drive drunk, we will be looking for you, we will stop you, and you will be arrested.”

Drunk drivers often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s licenses, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and repairs, to lost wages due to time off from work. Even worse, a drunk driver can cause a traffic crash that claims someone’s life, or their own.

Please follow these tips to keep the holidays safe and happy:

· Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk—or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving.

· If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.

· If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, use public transportation or call one of your local sober ride home programs.

· Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.

· If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.

Remember, it is never safe to drink and drive: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that reminds everyone: Report Drunk Drivers! Call 9-1-1.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY WINTER MOBILIZATION ENFORCEMENT SCHEDULE


Friday, December 13
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 City of Vernon (including LAPD)
Checkpoint – El Monte
Checkpoint – El Segundo
Checkpoint – Montebello
Checkpoint – Alhambra
Checkpoint – CHP East Los Angeles Area
Checkpoint – LAPD Hollywood Area
Checkpoint – LAPD 77th Street Area
Checkpoint – LAPD Rampart Area
Checkpoint – LAPD Northeast Area
Checkpoint – LASD – Pico Rivera
Checkpoint – LASD – West Hollywood
DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (Glendora, Azusa, Covina, Irwindale, Pomona, La Verne, and Claremont)
DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (El Camino College Police, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Torrance)
DUI Patrol – Pasadena

Saturday, December 14
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 Multi-agency in the city of Bell Gardens (San Gabriel, Downey, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Montebello, Bell Gardens, Whittier)
Checkpoint – Burbank
Checkpoint – Glendale
Checkpoint – Long Beach
Checkpoint – Signal Hill
Checkpoint – Whittier
Checkpoint – LAPD Van Nuys Area
DUI Patrol – Azusa
DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (El Camino College Police, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Torrance)
DUI Patrol – Redondo Beach
DUI Patrol – CHP West Valley Area
DUI Patrol – LAPD Southwest Area

Sunday, December 15
Checkpoint – Claremont
Checkpoint – Huntington Park
Tuesday, December 17
DUI Patrol - Glendora

Thursday, December 19
Checkpoint – LAPD Northeast Area
Checkpoint – LAPD Olympic Area
Checkpoint – LASD Lynwood
Checkpoint – LASD Malibu
DUI Patrol – Signal Hill
DUI Patrol – LAPD Hollywood Area

Friday, December 20
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency City of Hawthorne (including LAPD)
Checkpoint – Azusa
Checkpoint – Hawthorne
Checkpoint – Huntington Park
Checkpoint – Inglewood
Checkpoint – La Verne
Checkpoint – Pasadena
Checkpoint – Pomona
Checkpoint – Redondo Beach
Checkpoint – Santa Monica
Checkpoint – CHP West Los Angeles Area
Checkpoint – CHP Santa Fe Springs Area
Checkpoint – CHP South Los Angeles Area
Checkpoint – LAPD Hollywood Area
Checkpoint – LAPD Van Nuys Area
Checkpoint – LASD Bellflower
Checkpoint – LASD Palmdale
DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (Arcadia, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, and Sierra Madre)
DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (San Gabriel, Downey, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Montebello, Bell Gardens, Whittier)
DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (El Camino College Police, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Torrance)
DUI Patrol – Pomona

Saturday, December 21
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 Multi-agency in Covina (Glendora, Azusa, Covina, Irwindale, Pomona, La Verne, Claremont, ABC, CHP Probation and LAPD)
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 Multi-agency in Arcadia (Arcadia, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Sierra Madre)
Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency City of Huntington Park (Including LAPD)
Checkpoint – El Monte
Checkpoint – South Pasadena
Checkpoint – CHP Altadena Area
Checkpoint – CHP Baldwin Park Area
Checkpoint – LAPD North Hollywood Area
Checkpoint – LAPD 77th Street Area

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, San Fernando, Burbank)

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (San Gabriel, Downey, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Montebello, Bell Gardens, Whittier)

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (El Camino College Police, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Torrance)

DUI Patrol – Long Beach
DUI Patrol – Redondo Beach
DUI Patrol – Whittier

Sunday, December 22
DUI Patrol – LAPD Hollenbeck Area
DUI Patrol – LAPD Devonshire Area
DUI Patrol – LAPD 77th Street Area


Tuesday, December 24

MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) – CHP Southern Division (beginning at 6:01 p.m.)

Wednesday, December 25
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) – CHP Southern Division

Friday, December 27
Checkpoint – El Monte
Checkpoint – Hawthorne
Checkpoint – Pasadena (tentative)
Checkpoint – San Gabriel
Checkpoint – LAPD 77th Street Area
Checkpoint – LAPD West Valley Area
Checkpoint – LASD Industry

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (Glendora, Azusa, Covina, Irwindale, Pomona, La Verne, and Claremont)

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (Arcadia, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Sierra Madre)

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, San Fernando, Burbank)

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (El Camino College Police, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Torrance)

Saturday, December 28
Checkpoint – Arcadia
Checkpoint – San Gabriel
Checkpoint – Whittier

DUI Patrol – Signal Hill

Checkpoint – LAPD Devonshire Area
Checkpoint – LAPD Central Area
Checkpoint – LAPD Hollywood Area

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, San Fernando, Burbank)

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (El Camino College Police, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Torrance)


DUI Patrol – Long Beach
DUI Patrol – Redondo Beach
DUI Patrol – CHP South Los Angeles Area
DUI Patrol – LAPD West Valley

Sunday, December 29
DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (El Camino College Police, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Torrance)

Monday, December 30
DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (El Camino College Police, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Torrance)

Tuesday, December 31
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) – CHP Southern Division (beginning at 6:01 pm)

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 Multi Agency (El Camino College Police, El Segundo,
Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach, Torrance)

DUI Patrol – Arcadia
DUI Patrol – LASD Bellflower

Wednesday, January 1
MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) – CHP Southern Division

Funding for the “Avoid” program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For additional information, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at the following:
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(323) 267-4800
Email: SHBNewsroom@lasd.org
Website: http://www.lasd.org

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