The Glendora Police Department and surrounding agencies announce the “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” campaign, an 18-day, high-visibility crackdown on drunk driving.
The campaign starts Saturday, August 21 and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 7. The Los Angeles County DUI Task Force will deploy a total of 47 driver license and DUI checkpoints and 84 saturation patrols. The California Highway Patrol will deploy all available officers during the Labor Day three day weekend.
Glendora will deploy a DUI checkpoint on Friday, August 28 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location, according to Glendora Police in a written statement.
In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities that year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with 38 percent of crash fatalities during Labor Day weekend involving drunk drivers.
“Law enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving reminding everyone that all it takes is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver or call a cab. But whatever you do, don’t drink and drive,” police said in a written statement.