The 2010 Summer/Labor Day Holiday DUI Mobilization crackdown on drinking drivers has ended and resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from the Sobriety Checkpoints, Special Saturation Patrols and routine patrol in the Stanislaus “AVOID” DUI Campaign for the past 18 days according to Turlock Police.
From 12:01am Friday August 20, through midnight Monday September 6, 2010 officers representing 12 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 172 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report). In 2009 199 DUI arrests occurred during the same time period.
These numbers are in comparison to last years’ totals during the holiday period. Law Enforcement officials will be conducting more Avoid anti DUI efforts throughout the county and region again during Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve before planning for the December Winter Campaign periods.
Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1anytime you encounter and danger impaired driver.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.