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Holidays Approaching, Which Means DUIs and DUI Checkpoints - The List

Happy Holidays for some means a few too many rum-laced eggnogs. After all, with company holiday parties and a number of ways to "accidently" get a DUI in the name of Christmas spirit, many drivers will make the wrong decision this weekend and next.

Fortunately, law enforcement is prepared. Last weekend, officials made 456 DUI arrests throughout the Southland at over 100 checkpoints. According to the Los Angeles Times, during the same weekend last year, those numbers were even higher - 598 DUI arrests. According to authorities, two pedestrians were struck and killed by drunk drivers last weekend.

If those sobering statistics aren't enough to deter drunk drivers, hopefully the following list of this weekend's DUI enforcement efforts, courtesy of the Altadena Patch, will. It might just be the largest list we've seen since Labor Day.

As a reminder, saturation patrols, which will be used heavily in the coming weeks, are where departments deploy high numbers of police vehicles to certain areas to patrol for drivers that appear to be impaired. These have the advantage of mobility and are difficult for drunk drivers to avoid, though officers still must have reasonable suspicion of inebriation or witness a traffic infraction to pull suspects over.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Saturation Patrol - LASD Malibu/Lost Hills

Friday, Dec. 21

DUI Checkpoints - Arcadia, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Vernon, El Monte, Pasadena, Pomona, South Pasadena, Vernon, CHP Baldwin Park Area, CHP Santa Clarita Valley, CHP West L.A. Area, LAPD - Olympic Area, LAPD - Central Area, LAPD - North Hollywood Area, LAPD - Hollywood Area, LASD Compton, LASD Pico Rivera, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, El Camino College, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, UCLA PD, Huntington Park, Long Beach, Signal Hill, Vernon, and Pomona

Saturation Patrol - LAPD - Harbor Area

Saturday, Dec. 22

DUI Checkpoints - Alhambra, Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, Downey, Whittier, Bell Gardens, Torrance, Azusa, El Monte, Huntington Park, Redondo Beach, Signal Hill, CHP Altadena Area, LAPD - 77th Street Area

Saturation Patrol - Arcadia, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, El Camino College, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, UCLA PD, Huntington Park, Long Beach, Signal Hill, Vernon, CHP South Los Angeles Area, Long Beach, San Gabriel, and Whittier

Sunday, Dec. 23

Saturation Patrol - Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, El Camino College, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, UCLA PD, Huntington Park, Long Beach, Signal Hill and Vernon

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Saturation Patrol - CHP MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PERIOD

Wednesday, December 26

DUI Checkpoint - LAPD - Rampart Area

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