Two deaths attributed to alcohol-related accidents in Los Angeles County were reported over the weekend, according to the Avoid the 100 anti-DUI campaign.
Avoid the 100's countywide DUI crackdown coordinated by the Glendora Police Department, reported that the two accidents occurred in Hawthorne and Rowland Heights. On Friday at around 11 p.m., a speeding vehicle struck a pedestrian as she attempted to cross Hawthorne Boulevard in Hawthorne.
The driver, Ryan Masionu, 21, was arrested for DUI and hit and run. Felony charges are pending.
The second alcohol-related crash occurred when 28-year-old Earl T. Bourne was struck by a Dodge Durango SUV as he crossed a street near John A. Rowland High School just after midnight Sunday.
The driver of the Dodge was later arrested for drunk driving.
After the first weekend of the Avoid the 100’s 19-day winter holiday campaign, 456 DUI arrests were made.
Police authorities will continue to conduct DUI and drivers license checkpoints and patrols throughout the county during the campaign. The Avoid the 100 will continue to collect data on DUI arrests and accidents until the end of the campaign on Jan. 1.