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Laguna police plan to step up DUI patrols this weekend

Laguna Beach police will be on high alert this weekend for drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers.

The department plans saturation patrols between 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday in areas with high frequencies of DUI crashes and arrests, according to a news release. Specific locations were not announced.

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In California, intoxicated driving led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 injuries in 2014, according to statistics provided by the Laguna Beach Police Department.

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The patrol operation is funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

hannah.fry@latimes.com

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