Authorities throughout Los Angeles County are reminding motorists that they will be out in full force this Independence Day weekend in search of intoxicated drivers.
California Highway Patrol and police officers from a host of agencies that make up the Avoid the 100 Los Angeles County East DUI Task Force will be setting up checkpoints and fielding extra patrols with the goal of reducing drunken-driving related crashes and injuries Friday through Monday, Glendora Police Department Senior Community Service Officer and task-force co-coordinator Wendy Brewer said in a written statement.
Upcoming checkpoints include ones in Glendora, Monterey Park, Pasadena and Santa Fe Springs on Friday, as well as ones Saturday in Pomona and Baldwin Park, authorities said.
Through July 4, police agencies throughout the region will also be sending extra officers out on patrol to look for drunken drivers.
Funding for the Avoid program is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.