AREAWIDE — Officers representing 100 Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies have arrested 1,068 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs since a special crackdown began Dec. 14, authorities said Sunday.

The Avoid the 100 Los Angeles County DUI campaign began at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 14. and is expected to conclude at midnight on Jan. 1, 2013.

The arrest numbers were tabulated from 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 14 until midnight Saturday, according to a county Sheriff's Department statement.

During the same nine-day period in 2011, 1,385 DUI arrests were made, the statement said.

The campaign includes sobriety checkpoints, routine traffic enforcement and special deployments throughout the county.

- City News Service