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Anti-DUI campaign comes to an end in Contra Costa County

Anti-DUI campaign comes to an end in Contra Costa County

The 17-day 2010/11 Winter Holiday anti-DUI mobilization on impaired drivers has ended. From Friday, December 17, 2010, through Sunday, January 2, 2011, Officers and Deputies representing 25 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 293 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Last year, during the 17-day 2009/10 mobilization, 335 DUI arrests were made.

While the numbers of arrests were down, there were 45 DUI related collisions causing 19 injuries compared to 33 collisions causing 10 injuries last year. There were no fatalities. During the campaign, law enforcement agencies conducted numerous sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, courtroom stings and outstanding DUI arrest warrant sweeps.

This year law enforcement agencies will be conducting more anti-DUI efforts throughout the county and region during Super Bowl Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day and major holidays.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Although this campaign has come to an end, most local police departments will be doing DUI checkpoints throughout the year at several different locations to keep drunk drivers off the streets of Contra Costa County.

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Posted By: CLAYCORD.com (Email) | January 05 2011 at 08:00 AM

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