Last year, California had a similar amount of DUI arrests from December 18-26, where there were 1,416 arrests made. The California Highway Patrol works as one of Avoid's partners and made over 200 DUI arrests this past holiday weekend on the freeways of Los Angeles County alone. The Los Angeles Times reports that there were also 22 DUI arrests in Orange County this past weekend and 38 arrests in San Diego County.
Over 1,400 DUI Arrests in California Over Christmas Week
Many Southern California residents will now be calling a Los Angeles drunk driving lawyer in order to get the best defense possible with a DUI arrest.
There were at least 1,424 DUI arrests across the state of California between the period of December 18-26, according to the Los Angeles Times. The number of drunk driving arrests is expected to increase this week, with the up and coming new year.
While many Californians might be outraged by such a high number of alleged drunk drivers on the road, law enforcers are doing their job to keep the streets of Los Angeles safe. The California Avoid program is a statewide law enforcement coalition that provides an increased amount of saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints during the holiday season. The nationwide program "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest" is also working to crackdown on impaired drivers, with an increased amount of law enforcement dedicated to DUI arrests until January 3, 2010.
As the new year rolls around, it's important for drivers to stay safe and sober, as there will be many law enforcers on the lookout for impaired drivers on New Years Eve.