Acccording to news sources, law enforcement arrested 155 alleged drunken drivers over the holiday. With the implementation of units such as the South Bay DUI Task Force, the police targeted drunken drivers during the holidays and the numbers are in: the results of their patrols from Dec. 17 to Dec. 31 in Gardena, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lennox, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Inglewood and the area around El Camino College. Law Enforcement stopped 1,321 motorists, administered 396 field sobriety tests, arrested 155 people on suspicion of driving under the influence, arrested nine people on misdemeanor crimes, issued 74 citations and impounded 25 vehicles. Countywide that number was much higher, more than 2,400 DUI arrests
Los Angeles County. The countywide “Avoid the 100” task force arrested 2,406 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, such as marijuana, during its holiday campaign from Dec. 17 to Jan. 2. The task force patrolled in 100 cities in the county. Last year the task force made 2,622 arrests.
The Torrance Police Department and other local officials said they will conduct more anti-DUI efforts on Super Bowl Sunday and during St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The arrests came during routine patrols, saturation patrols and checkpoints. No doubt that these numbers will increase in the new year.