609 DUI suspects arrested in first 72 hours of holiday weekend

Officials reported 609 were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Los Angeles County in the first three days of the Memorial Day weekend.
The arrests were made between 12:01 a.m. Friday and midnight Sunday as part of the county-wide “Avoid the 100” task force, officials said in a written statement.
Through extra patrols and DUI checkpoints, 100 county law enforcement agencies that make up the “Avoid the 100” task force target intoxicated drivers.
In the first 72 hours of Memorial Day Weekend last year, 560 driving under the influence arrests were made, officials said.
Officials encourage motorists to call 9-1-1 to report impaired drivers.
Funding for this program is being provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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