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DUI arrests down

POSTED August 21, 2012 10:35 p.m.

The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 12 DUI deployments in Stanislaus County.

 
From Friday through Sunday, officers representing 12 county law enforcement agencies arrested nine individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  In 2011, 32 DUI arrests occurred during the same three day time period.

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.  Multiple DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols are set region wide during the 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.

Police, sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make the community safer by reporting drunk drivers.  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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