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'Avoid the 100' Anti-DUI Campaign Netted Nearly 600 Arrests This Weekend

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This weekend marked the beginning of L.A. County's "Avoid the 100" anti-DUI holiday campaign, and what a successful campaign it was. City News Service reports that from Friday at 12:01 a.. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m., 598 arrests of drunk or drugged drivers were made.

That tops last year's numbers, which netted 510 arrests for the same weekend.

Most of the checkpoints were in Los Angeles, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach and Torrance.

"Avoid the 100" is the county's way of keeping dangerous drivers off the streets. The task force that's carrying the campaign out is planning 32 checkpoints and 202 roving patrols, beginning last Friday and ending on Sunday, January 1. For a list of known checkpoints, click here and here.