For Immediate Release August 30, 2010
SUMMER/LABOR DAY AVOID DUI ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN
DUI Arrests Are Up While DUI Fatalities Are Down
The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments overnight in San Diego County.
San Diego DUI Sheriff's Department just announced a Poway DUI checkpoint for Friday September 3rd.
From 12:01 AM Friday August 20 , 2010 through Midnight Sunday August 29, 2010 officers representing 14 county law enforcement agencies have arrested and booked into custody 570 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2009 548 DUI arrests and bookings occurred during the same ten (10) day time period.
So far this year there have been two fatal DUI related collisions; one in Santee and the other in San Diego.
Fatal collisions are down from the same enforcement period last year. In 2009, there were seven total fatalities
(**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)
Over the course of the next several days of the campaign there are no special operations planned until next
weekend, all regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI
drivers during their normal shifts.
Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety,
through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
DUI arrest data collection will continue through Labor Day midnight Monday, September 6, 2010.
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