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Law Enforcement Cracking Down on DUI This Holiday Season

More than 1,700 people have been arrested in the winter holiday DUI crackdown in LA County, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Los Angeles County law enforcement officers have arrested nearly 1,700 motorists on suspicion of intoxicated driving during the last 15 days as part of an annual holiday crackdown.
Between Friday, Dec. 13 and Thursday, Dec. 25, officers from 100 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 1,700 people – almost 100 more arrests this year than during the same period in 2012.The DUI crackdown is part of the Avoid the 100 DUI Campaign and involves checkpoints and directed patrols.
This New Year’s Eve, a Maximum Enforcement Period will be in effect beginning Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. until midnight Jan. 1. One hundred law enforcement agencies are participating in the campaign, and the patrols will continue through New Year’s Day.

For the 17th year, AAA is offering it’s free Tipsy Tow service to help drunk drivers stay off the road.
Between the hours of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan 1, AAA will tow you and your car home – up to seven miles – whether you’re a triple-A member or not. Simply call 1-800-400-4AAA and tell the operator, “I need a Tipsy Tow.” A truck will be dispatched, and will tow both the driver and their car.

If you are thinking of driving, call AAA instead. Even if you’re unsure whether or not you’re over the legal limit, with a service such as the one offered by AAA, it’s better to be safe.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight your charges on your behalf. A DUI can be costly, you can lose your license, lose your transportation, and will have to pay hefty fines. Contact Don Ho, an experienced criminal defense attorney, to fight for your rights!

Published by Don Ho LawDon Ho is a criminal defense attorney in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

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