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'Avoid the 100' Anti-DUI Campaign Has Resulted in Over 1,500 Arrests this Holiday Season

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Operation "Avoid the 100" has been great for police, but not so great for Los Angeles drinkers-and-drivers. The L.A. Sheriff's Department reported today that from the time the holiday campaign to catch drunk drivers in the act launched on December 16 till this past Sunday, December 25, a total of 1,506 arrests have been made.

138 arrests were made on Christmas Day alone.

The campaign involves roving crews of law enforcement and movable DUI checkpoints, in addition to the usual static checkpoints that we're all used to seeing by now around any major holiday. And in case you were wondering, the somewhat cryptic name is meant to reference the number of law enforcement agencies involved in the campaign.

Avoid the 100's goal is to dissuade would-be drunk drivers, but unfortunately, the 1,506 represents an increase from last year. At this time in 2010, a mere 1,260 intoxicated vehicle operators were taken into custody.

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The campaign will continue until January 1, so watch your eggnog intake, everyone.