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December 24, 2013 > Avoid the 21

Avoid the 21

Submitted By Sergeant Chad Olthoff

The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in more DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 21 DUI deployments overnight in Alameda County.

From 12:01 a.m. Friday, December 13 through Midnight Sunday, December 15, officers representing 21 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 107 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2012 90 DUI arrests occurred during the same three (3) day time period.

Over the course of the next several days of the campaign, two DUI Checkpoints will be conducted in the cities of Fremont, Oakland, and Union City. Extra local DUI Saturation Patrols will also be deployed in the cities of Alameda, Hayward, and unincorporated areas of the county.

All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. Multiple DUI/DriverÕs License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations, and local Roving DUI patrols are all part of this region-wide crackdown during the 20 day Winter Holiday Campaign.

Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers Ð 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 New YearÕs Weekend, midnight Sunday, January 1, 2014.

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