Thousands arrested for DUI during holidays

This holiday season, more than 2,100 people were arrested for driving under the influence. 

During the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s “Winter Holiday Campaign,” which took place from Dec. 14 through Jan. 1, 2,168 people were arrested for drunk driving in the county, according to a report from the sheriff’s department. Nearly 600 of the arrests were made between Dec. 28 and Jan. 1. 

As a part of its holiday crackdown, the sheriff’s department conducted multiple DUI/driver’s license checkpoints, multiagency DUI task force operations and used local roving DUI patrols. Funding for the winter program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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