El Dorado County District Attorney's Office

Drunk and drugged driving ruins the holidays

If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, the El Dorado District Attorney’s Office has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunk driving related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers. As part of the national Drive […]

DUI patrols set for Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the California Office of Traffic Safety and police, Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking or […]

DUI saturation patrols set for holiday

PLACERVILLE — For many people, the Fourth of July celebration includes alcohol, but the holiday quickly goes from festive to fatal when people choose to drive after drinking. Over the July 4 holiday period in 2012 alone, 78 people were killed in alcohol impaired-driving crashes on our nation’s roads. To crack down on drunk driving […]

Memorial Day weekend DUI crackdown planned

The Avoid the 6 DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to stop and arrest drunk or drugged drivers and to heighten awareness of the deadly combination that alcohol, drugs and driving can have on this first holiday weekend of the summer season. Along […]

Designate a driver St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and the Avoid the 6 DUI Task Force are reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they’ve been drinking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 269 people were senselessly killed nationwide in crashes involving […]

DUI arrests and fatalities down thanks to crackdown

The winter holiday anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special “Avoid the 6″ DUI deployments overnight in El Dorado County. From 12:01 a.m. through midnight on Friday, Dec. 13, officers representing two county law enforcement agencies arrested one individual for driving under the influence […]

Narcotics officers: Alexander named Prosecutor of the Year

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office announced that deputy district attorney Joseph Alexander received the Prosecutor of the Year award. On Nov. 5 at an awards ceremony in Sacramento, the California Narcotics Officers Association Region II honored Joe Alexander as Prosecutor of the Year for our area. Deputy DA Alexander was nominated by several […]

Halloween partiers beware: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

This Halloween, police, sheriff and CHP Officers will crack down on drunk and drugged drivers throughout the region with an aggressive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort. The Avoid the 6 DUI Task Force has given a fair warning to all partygoers: Keep the party off the road. “The scariest part of Halloween […]

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