Release Date/Time: 12/30/2014 9:35 AM
Incident: Avoid the 20 Winter Campaign Update
Report #: N/A
Date: Tuesday, 12/30/2014
Time: 9:34 AM
Location: Monterey and San Benito Counties
The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 20 DUI deployments overnight in Monterey and San Benito Counties. From 12:01 AM Friday December 12, 2014 through Midnight Sunday December 28, 2014 officers representing 20 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 71 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
To this date there have been no deaths attributed to alcohol or drug involved crashes although there have been 3 injury collisions injuring four people. Last year there were 0 alcohol related death during this same time period. (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)
Over the course of the next week of the campaign extra DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed in several of the cities throughout the Central Coast. All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts.
The CHP is deploying all available officers for their second Maximum Enforcement Period on the New Year's Holiday, 6:00 PM December 31st through midnight January 1, 2015. Multiple DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols are all part of this region-wide crackdown during the 21 day Winter Holiday Campaign. 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. DUI arrest data collection will continue through New Year's Thursday, January 1, 2015.
Release Authorized by: Gerard Ross
Telephone: (831) 758-7250