December 27, 2011 (San Diego County) -- The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in more driving under the influence (DUI) arrests from local traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments over a two week period in San Diego County. In the past 11 days, from 12:01 a.m. Friday December 16th through midnight, Monday December 26th, deputies/officers representing 14 County law enforcement agencies booked 534 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2010, 444 DUI bookings occurred during the same time period. This is an increase of 20%.
Tragically, over the same time period there have been two reported deaths attributed to drunk driving in our area. A suspected drunk driver lost control on the freeway and died from his injuries on I-15 near Mira Mesa. Another suspected drunk driver was killed after he lost control of his vehicle on I-5 near Sea World.