Memorial Day Weekend DUI Campaign Report

The Memorial Day Weekend Avoid the 12 – DUI Campaign has concluded with the deployment of one Sobriety Checkpoint, 6 special DUI Saturation Patrols and officers on routine patrol focusing special attention towards the impaired driver working to lower deaths/injuries on our streets and highways.

From 12:01 AM Friday, May 28, 2010 through Midnight Monday, June 1, 2010 officers representing 12 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 59 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  In 2009, 68 DUI arrests occurred during the same holiday weekend. These numbers are only provisional with many agencies yet to report.

These numbers are in comparison to last years’ totals during the same 4 days of the Memorial Day weekend 2009.  Law enforcement officials will be conducting more Avoid Anti-DUI efforts throughout the county and region during the July 4th weekend and the 18 day campaign in August ending Labor Day weekend.
   
Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to watch and report impaired drivers each and every trip around town or during summer vacations: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1anytime you encounter that dangerous driver.  Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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