LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Law enforcement officials throughout the county are beginning a massive, 17-day crackdown campaign targeting intoxicated drivers Friday.
About 100 police, California Highway Patrol and sheriff’s stations known collectively as the “Avoid the 100 Task Force” will be out in force through Labor Day in search of those choose to drive while drunk or high, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Agencies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to the Pasadena Police Department will take part in the effort, which is to include both extra patrols and checkpoints.
“Obviously, we want to remind everyone that it is illegal to drive impaired, and we hope the campaign will remind people that if they plan on drinking, to never get behind the wheel,” said Glendora police Lt. Rob Lamborghini. “But if someone does choose to drive impaired, we will arrest them.”
San Gabriel Valley-area checkpoints to be held during the crackdown include:
*Saturday: San Gabriel, undisclosed city within patrol area of CHP’s Baldwin Park office.
*Aug. 24: South Pasadena, Norwalk
*Aug. 26: Pasadena, West Covina
*Aug. 31: Undisclosed cities within the patrol areas of the CHP’s Altadena and Santa Fe Springs stations
The program is paid for by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.