Police arrested 23 people, 14 of them on suspicion of driving under the influence, as part of a multi-agency saturation patrol task force targeting impaired drivers in the Long Beach area.
The operation was conducted for approximately 10 hours, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday night until about 4 a.m. Saturday morning.
In addition to the 14 DUI and nine other arrests, seven vehicles were towed and 26 field sobriety tests were conducted.
The AVOID Anti-DUI Program was launched in the winter of 1973 to bring law enforcement agencies together in countywide clusters to crack down on drunk drivers and reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by al cohol related crashes. Funding is provided by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, and allows counties to add overtime hours, reassign officers, and conduct public awareness campaigns during the increased enforcement periods.If you have been arrested for drunk driving or know someone who has, please contact a Palmdale criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of David M. Wallin, we have almost 50 years of combined legal experience defending individuals facing DUI charges.