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The Avoid The 5 of Nevada County held the 1st Annual DUI Seminar and Awards Banquet in Grass Valley. The event showcased the accomplishments of the Avoid The 5 Program and the five participating agencies since its inception in 2005.
In addition to receiving training from the Nevada County District Attorney's Office, member agencies also took time to share a meal and recognize the hard work and accomplishments of their top DUI enforcement officers over the past 3 years. The combined total arrests of the top five officers exceeded 334 DUI's. A plaque commemorating each officers' individual accomplishments was presented by the Avoid The 5 Coordinator, Sergeant Scott Telles of the Grass Valley Police Department.
Also in attendance for this event was Mr. Silas Miers representing the Sacramento Chapter of MADD. Mr. Miers spoke briefly about the dramatic impact that the Avoid Programs have had in California over the years. Mr. Miers commented that, for every DUI arrest that occurs, it represents at least one possible life saved. He closed his comments by encouraging continued enforcement efforts in the upcoming year.
Visit the following website www.californiaavoid.org for all of the regions DUI enforcement operations.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.