Release Date/Time: 9/4/2015 2:03 PM
Incident: Avoid the 20 Summer Campaign Update
Report #: N/A
Date: Friday, 9/4/2015
Time: 2:09 PM
Location: Monterey and San Benito Counties
Monterey and San Benito Counties AVOID DUI Campaign Weekend Update #3
The end of summer DUI Mobilization has resulted a number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 20 DUI deployments. From 12:01 AM Friday August 21, 2015 through midnight, August 30, 2015 officers countywide have arrested 94 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Although there were no DUI related fatal crashes, there were 12 injury collisions involving a DUI driver in which 13 persons were injured.
Over the course of the next several days of the campaign several additional Saturation Patrols will be conducted throughout both counties. All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. Police, Sheriff and the CHP 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. Law Enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving reminding everyone that all it takes is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver or call a cab. But whatever you do, don't drink and drive. The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. Launched last year, the new DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to 'Map a Spot” with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a 'List of Spots” to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Users will be offered free incentives at each bar to celebrate their life saving role. They can stay up-to-date with the latest from DDVIP and see what other users are saying via its social tab. Also through the app, for those who want to imbibe but also make it a point to plan ahead, users can easily order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb – all from one screen.
DUI arrest data collection will continue through Labor Day midnight Monday, September 7, 2015. Avoid programs, named for the number of police agencies in each county, are deploying Multiple/DUI Driver's License Checkpoints and local Roving DUI patrols region wide during 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.
Release Authorized by: Gerard Ross
Telephone: (831) 758-7250