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Over 1,400 Suspected DUI Drivers Arrested During Crackdown

DUI arrests continue to drop from same time last year, authorities said.

A holiday crackdown on drunken drivers has removed 1,480 motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol off Los Angeles County roads over a recent two-week period, according to the sheriff's department.

The reporting period ran from 12:01 a.m Friday, Dec. 14 through midnight Thursday, Dec. 27 and represents arrests from 100 different agencies, although some agencies have not yet reported their final counts, according to the sheriff's department.

This arrest total represents a drop of 369 from the total arrested during the same time frame last year, according to the sheriff's department.

The sheriff's department warned drivers there will be another maximum enforcement effort during the final five days of this year's holiday anti-drunken driving effort, which will end midnight Tuesday.

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

Lisa Maiorana December 30, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Fiscal cliff or no fiscal cliff, our local liquor stores will continue to boom in sales. Don't you get it people, this kind of economy does NOT help people that already lost their jobs, families, etc. Instead of helping people like we should, we just serve them up another drink to drown their sorrows. Alcohol will never be the answer.
robert December 31, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Just what we need, another Carrie Nation. We've been through this. I'll get stinking drunk if I want too. But I won't leave my home or endanger anyone else. Have a drink and burn off that frost you got.
Gregg December 31, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Tell that to the guy who opened up that 7-11 on Foothill and Alta~ canada. He is now going out of business.
Linda McReynolds December 31, 2012 at 04:35 AM
When you call 911, they don't answer.
Tim Ryder January 15, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Nicole, can you find out more details on these people that were arrested? Can you ask Sgt Lorenze or should I contact him directly? I just want to know where these impaired drivers were coming from and why they chose to drive after drinking alcohol. Otherwise how do we stop this activity if we don't have any details?

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