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DUI Checkpoints, Patrols Scheduled Memorial Day Weekend

Los Angeles County law enforcement plan DUI checkpoints and patrols throughout the county this Memorial Day Weekend.

Motorists can expect officers to be out in full force this Memorial Day weekend as the Avoid the 100 DUI Campaign will enforce DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout Los Angeles County.

As the Memorial Day weekend is the first holiday travel period of the summer season, law enforcement officers typically expect more motorists on the road.

With high school and college graduations, parties and barbecues in full swing this weekend, officers are expecting the number of drunk drivers to spike.

“The summer months traditionally see a rise in DUI deaths and injuries,” said Chris Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety.

The enforcement blitz begins Friday night with DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols. More local DUI Saturation Patrols and Checkpoints will be deployed on Saturday and Sunday nights in areas all over Los Angeles County.

The California Highway Patrol is deploying all available officers Memorial Day weekend onto freeways and county roads in their jurisdiction.

Law enforcement region-wide are asking for everyone’s support this holiday weekend and all summer.

 “Law enforcement is reminding everyone to make plans now for those weekend trips and celebrations,” said Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro in a press statement,“ and to include a sober ‘Designated Driver’ in those plans to avert arrest or worse, a deadly drunk driving tragedy.

The Avoid the 100 DUI campaign offers the following tips:

  • Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins
  • Those hosting celebrations and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.
  • Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks to the Designated Driver.
  • Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food. ·           

If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1.

Funding for the Avoid DUI Campaign is through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Avoid Campaign will deploy checkpoints and DUI patrols again during the Independence Day Holiday and for the summer August and Labor Day DUI Mobilization.

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Schedule

Friday, May 25
DUI Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including the cities of Glendora, Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, Covina, Azusa, Irwindale, CHP and LAPD)
Avoid the 100 (West) – (Including the cities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance)
Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including the cities of Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando.)
Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including the cities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, and Bell Gardens)

San Fernando , CHP Santa Fe Springs, Manhattan Beach, LASD Norwalk, Pomona, Pasadena


DUI Patrol

CHP West Valley, CHP Antelope Valley, Pomona

Saturday, May 26
DUI Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency – (Including officers from Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre), CHP Baldwin Park, CHP East Los Angeles

DUI PatrolAvoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Conducted in the cities of Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, Alta Dena [CHP] and San Fernando.), Pasadena, Pomona, San Gabriel

Sunday, May 27
DUI PatrolAvoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency – (Conducted in the cities of Glendora, Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, Covina, Azusa, Irwindale, and Baldwin Park), Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency – (Conducted in the cities of Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre), Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Including the cities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, and Bell Gardens), Avoid the 100 (West) – (Conducted in the cities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance), Pomona, CHP Baldwin Park

Monday, May 28

DUI Patrol – LASD West Hollywood

California Highway Patrol Maximum Enforcement Period: CHP will assign all available officers to the region’s freeways, state highways and unincorporated roads beginning 6 p.m. Friday, May 25 through midnight Monday, May 28.

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