Labor Day Weekend Motto: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, Labor Day is the second most deadly day of the year on America’s highways.  So it should be of no surprise that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will be in full force throughout this coming holiday weekend.

The Avoid the 100 DUI task force in California is comprised of over 100 police agencies with a primary focus of catching individuals driving impaired across the state.  Starting August 19, 2011 the Avoid the 100 DUI task force began NHTSA’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown campaign on those driving under the influence which will run through September 5, 2011.   The Avoid the 100 DUI task force will be out in maximum enforcement with DUI driver’s license checkpoints, DUI patrols and DUI task force deployments scheduled throughout the entirety of this holiday weekend.  This program is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety sponsored by NHTSA.  California Highway Patrol will also be out in full force this holiday weekend with 80% of available officers on duty.

The following checkpoints are scheduled in Los Angeles County this weekend:

  • Friday, September 2, 2011:
    Venice Boulevard & Fairfax Avenue in Wilshire Area – 8 PM to 2 AM
    Topanga Boulevard and Califa Street in Topanga Area – 8 PM to 2 AM
  • Saturday, September 3, 2011:
    Venice Boulevard & Lincoln Boulevard in Pacific Area – 8 PM to 2 AM
    Western Avenue and Slauson Avenue in 77th Street Area – 8 PM to 2 AM
    Figueroa Street & 9th Street in Central Area – 8 PM to 2 AM
    Belmont Shore Area  – 6 PM to 2 AM
  • Sunday, September 4, 2011:
    Harbor Boulevard and 1st Street in Harbor Area – 3 PM to 9 PM

The following checkpoints are scheduled in Orange County this weekend:

  • Thursday, September 1, 2011:
    Undisclosed location Cypress – 9 PM to 3 AM
  • Friday, September 2, 2011:
    Undisclosed location Mission Viejo – 7 PM to 3 AM

If you or someone you love is arrested for DUI, it is critical that you contact a skilled DUI defense attorney immediately.  The consequences of a first DUI conviction can include fines, license suspension, mandatory enrollment in an alcohol program, jail time and community service.  With these penalties at stake you deserve it yourself to contact the Parker Law Center today for a free consultation!