HOLIDAY CRACKDOWN ON DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

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DUI Arrests Down; With One Suspected DUI Related Fatality

 

December 31, 2010 (San Diego)--A countywide holiday anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in numerous DUI arrests during local traffic enforcement details and special DUI deployments in San Diego County. From 12:01 a.m.  December 17 through midnight on December 29, officers from 14 county law enforcement agencies arrested 499 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2009, 582 DUI arrests and bookings occurred during the same 13 day time period.

 

As part of the Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown, members from multiple law enforcement agencies in San Diego County will be conducting DUI checkpoints and directed DUI Saturation enforcement during the New Year’s Eve weekend. Details are planned in the following cities, San Diego’s Sheriff office reports:

 

Thurs, Dec 30th DUI Saturation Patrol, 2000-0300, City of Poway
Thurs, Dec 30th, DUI/DL Checkpoint, 1900-0300, City of Carlsbad
Fri, Dec 31st, DUI/DL Checkpoint, 1900-0300, City of Coronado
Fri, Dec 31st, DUI Saturation Patrol, 2000-0300, City of La Mesa
Fri, Dec 31st, DUI Saturation Patrol, 2000-0300, City of Poway
Sat, Jan 1st, DUI/CDL Checkpoint, 1900-0300, City of Lemon Grove
Sat, Jan 1st, DUI/CDL Checkpoint, 1900-0300, City of Chula Vista
Sat, Jan 1st, DUI Saturation Patrol, 2000-0300, City of Poway
Sun, Dec 2nd, DUI/CDL Checkpoint, 1900-0300, City of Chula Vista

Although DUI arrests are down considerably from last year there has tragically still been one death attributed to a drunk driver thus far this holiday season in San Diego County. The collision resulting in the death occurred on December 18and is currently being investigated by the El Cajon Police Department.

Over the next few days there will be DUI checkpoints, Multi-Agency Task Force Operations and Saturation Patrols conducted by the law enforcement agencies in the San Diego County. All of the details will be focused on making the roads safer for all motorists during the holiday travel by removing DUI offenders from the equation.