Officers Go On High Alert For Drunk Drivers During Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — This year’s Fourth of July weekend promises to be full of sunshine, celebration and plenty of law enforcement prowling the freeways, looking for motorists driving drunk.

The California Highway Patrol’s Maximum Enforcement period, when all available officers will be assigned to patrol duties, begins at 6 p.m. and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Monday, CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said.

“We want you to travel safely through this great state, and enjoy your weekend with friends and family,” Farrow said.

Farrow said officers will also be on the lookout for motorists who fail to buckle their seatbelts.

Several checkpoints will be conducted throughout the San Fernando Valley and other Los Angeles Police Department patrol areas.

Checkpoints and increased patrols are also planned throughout the county, as part of the “Avoid the 100” DUI Task Force campaign, funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More information is available on the website

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  • Dragon

    Good. I hope they catch a bunch of illegals cause the love to drink bud light and drive their used 91 accord they are still making payments on at 26% interest!

  • Robert

    Dragon is a racist cracker. At least they work and make their payments not like you. You get your welfare check and spend it all on meth instead of making your payments.

    • The Truth

      Dragon speaks “THE TRUTH” and all these brown feces get up in arms cause it hurts them. Illegals should not be driving in the 1st place let alone live in our country illegally. What part of that do you brownies not understand, and I know you get offended because it is your family members we are talking about. Too bad, you can go visit them in Mexico once they get deported!

  • junior

    Dragon is that how they caught your meth smoking cracker mom driving her trailer stil making payments on your freckled face

  • Anna

    Shoot those dirty mexicans.

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