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December 25, 2012 > Avoid the 21

Avoid the 21

Submitted By Sgt. Chad Olthoff, Hayward PD

From 8 p.m. Friday December 14, 2012 through Midnight Monday December 17, 2012 officers representing 21 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 101 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Over the course of the next several weeks of the campaign several DUI/DL Checkpoints will be conducted in the cities of Berkeley, Alameda, San Leandro and Fremont. In addition to the checkpoints, seven extra local DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed in the cities of Albany, Berkeley and Hayward along with patrols in Alameda County Sheriff's Departments jurisdiction. All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. Multiple/DUI Driver's License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols are set region wide during the 17 day Winter Holiday Campaign.

Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help Law enforcement: Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911. DUI arrest data collection will continue through New Year's Weekend, midnight Sunday, January 1, 2012. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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