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Cinco De Mayo weekend crackdown nets significant numbers of DUI arrests

The Cinco de Mayo DUI Mobilization crackdown on drinking drivers resulted in a significant number of
DUI arrests from the sobriety checkpoints, special saturation patrols and routine patrols in Los
Angeles County this past weekend.
From 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 2 to midnight last night, officers representing 100 county law
enforcement agencies arrested 466 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

(Note: These results are preliminary with some agencies yet to report.)

Law enforcement officials will be conducting more “Avoid the 100″ DUI operations during the
Memorial Day holiday weekend and the Fourth of July. Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage motorists to help law enforcement every day: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1 anytime you encounter an impaired driver.

DUI checkpoints, along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement operations, are
proven strategies for removing impaired drivers from the road and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sobriety checkpoint programs can yield considerable cost savings: $6
for every $1 spent.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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