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Anti-DUI Campaign Kicks Into High Gear

The "Avoid the 100" campaign against drunken driving will hit the South Bay this Labor Day weekend.

Law enforcement officers will be out in force in Los Angeles County—including in the South Bay—over the Labor Day weekend, conducting extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints in an enforcement effort targeting drunken drivers and other traffic violators, authorities said.

The "Avoid the 100 Los Angeles County DUI Campaign" is a coordinated effort among numerous law enforcement agencies.

"The consequences from impaired driving are deadly serious," said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Arturo Gomez of the Valley Traffic Division. "If you have had too much to drink, make sure you can rely on a sober, designated driver to get you home safely, or arrange to take a cab or bus so you do not become a statistic."

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a "maximum enforcement" effort from 6:01 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday, during which all available officers will be deployed. (See below for a schedule.)

Anyone seeing a suspected drunken driver was urged to call 911.

Funding for the extra enforcement effort is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Labor Day Weekend DUI and Patrol Schedule

Friday, Aug. 31

DUI Checkpoint – Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando), West Covina; Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency in El Segundo (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance), Glendale, LASD Bellflower, South L.A., CHP, East L.A., Altadena, Santa Fe Springs, Antelope Valley

DUI Patrol – Gardena

Saturday, Sept. 1

DUI Checkpoint –Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency – (Including officers from Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre), CHP West Valley, LAPD – Central Area

DUI Patrol – Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Conducted in the cities of Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Burbank, San Marino, and San Fernando), Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency (Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Montebello, Downey, Whittier and Bell Gardens), Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency in El Segundo (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach and Torrance), Gardena, Glendale, Long Beach, LASD location TBD

Sunday, Sept. 2

DUI Patrol - Avoid the 100 (East) Multi-Agency – (Including officers from Baldwin Park, West Covina, Baldwin Park School Police, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre), Avoid the 100 (West) Multi-Agency in El Segundo (El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo and Torrance), Gardena, LAPD – Hollenbeck Area

Monday, Sept. 3

MEP (Maximum Enforcement Period) – CHP Southern Division, LASD location TBD

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