July 23, 2013 - Los Angeles County DUI (Driving under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs) arrests surged 43% over 2012 figures, according to preliminary data released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, during the 4th of July long weekend. From midnight Thursday (July 4, 2013) to midnight Saturday (July 6, 2013), DUI arrests totaled 490, compared to 343 for the same period last year. The total number of DUI arrests countywide topped 685 people (midnight Thursday to midnight Sunday), compared to 503 arrests last year, when other county law enforcement agencies reported their figures.
Expect more aggressive enforcement from the LA County Sheriff's Department in the coming weeks as part of their 18 day summer campaign slated to end on Labor Day, as the agency steps up DUI enforcement and adds more DUI checkpoints at undisclosed locations.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, contact the Law Offices of Kapesh V. Patel for aggressive, results-driven representation at 949-440-3240 or visit www.patelduilaw.com.