Anti-DUI Enforcers Say Boozy Driving Arrests Were Up This Summer

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Orange County's "Avoid the 38" anti-DUI campaign, which involves policing agencies throughout the region, released preliminary figures on arrests made during routine patrols, special patrols of roads frequented by drunken drivers and sobriety checkpoints over 18 summer days.

Cautioning that figures from all reporting agencies are not yet in, officers representing 38 county law enforcement agencies arrested 856 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, through midnight Monday, Sept. 5.

Over the same period in 2010, there were 665 DUI arrests.

Last year, there were also no DUI deaths during the summer enforcement period, but this year a death in Anaheim was attributed to a drunken driver.

"Avoid the 38," which is coordinated through the Orange County Sheriff's Department and funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vows to launch more anti-DUI operations in OC around Halloween and the Thanksgiving weekend.

Learn more about the statewide campaign at www.californiaavoid.org.
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MajorB
MajorB

Is 18 days really a large enough sample size to claim this? That's not even 1 month.

bigriggs
bigriggs

There's an orginaztion that doesn't want cops to look for and arrest DUI drivers? I'm confused.

OCtotheHeart
OCtotheHeart

It's a campaign that is Anti-DUI. They are the ones enforcing no DUIs & are reporting that more offenders this summer :)

OCtotheHeart
OCtotheHeart

*reporting that more offenders were caught this summer...I was just typing WAY too fast lol

bigriggs
bigriggs

2 things, My first post was a little sarcastic. Not living out there, I had to reread the article because nothing like this exists where I live. 2nd, the anal/vag post was by some other big fella that thinks they are funny, not me.

big fella
big fella

Don't worry about big guy we all make mistakes. Look at me for example, if pops would have gave moms the anal loving insted of some vag smashing that night I would'nt have been born.

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