Officers representing 100 Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies have arrested 1,068 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs since a special crackdown began Dec.
14, it was announced Sunday.
The Avoid the 100 Los Angeles County DUI campaign began at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 14. and is expected to conclude at midnight on Jan. 1, 2013. The arrest numbers were tabulated from 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 14 until midnight Saturday, according to a department statement.
In 2011, during the same nine-day period, 1,385 DUI arrests were made, according to the statement.
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The campaign includes sobriety checkpoints, routine traffic enforcement and special deployments throughout Los Angeles County, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.