143 arrested during first day of L.A. County DUI crackdown

Arrests for intoxicated driving during the first day of a county-wide summer crackdown were down 13 percent Friday compared with last year, authorities said.
Officers from a multi-agency law enforcement taskforce known collectively as “Avoid the 100” made 143 DUI arrests between 12:01 a.m. Friday and midnight in Los Angeles County, taskforce spokeswoman and Glendora Police Senior Community Service Officer Wendy Brewer said in a written statement.
One of those arrested Friday was suspected of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and four were accused of being involved in injury crashed while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Brewer said.
Over the same time period in 2012, officials made 164 DUI arrests.
Officials kicked off their summer DUI crackdown Friday. Taskforce members are planning to continue the campaign with sobriety checkpoints and extra patrols to hunt for DUI drivers through Labor Day, Sept. 2.

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