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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 of alcohol or drugs. In 2012, three DUI arrests occurred during the same 24-hour time period.

Last year there were no DUI deaths reported.

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 all part of this regionwide crackdown during the 20-day Winter Holiday Campaign.

Police, sheriff and the CHP officers encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report drunk drivers — 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 Year’s weekend, midnight Sunday, Jan. 1, 2014.

El Dorado County District Attorney's Office

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  • Joe SaturdayDecember 16, 2013 - 8:37 pm

    You may recheck those stats. According to edso.org 48hour arrests DUI accounts for close to 1/3 on weekends and 1/4 on week days and almost always is the most single first charge, though today is slow at only five out of thirty. Then throw in the under the influence of any drug in public it quickly goes up to OMG levels.The penalty for DUI should be drasticly increased, only then will you see people take it seriously and maybe skip those last drinks. If you see someone driving erratic call 911. Try to get a description and license number. The life you save may be mine or yours.

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  • cookie65December 18, 2013 - 6:51 am

    "Avoid the 6" is plagiarized from "Beware the 7". Glad to know they are keeping the stupidest people on earth off the roads.

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