District Attorney

Dave Stevenson

(530) 303-2411

Avoid the 30 El Dorado County DUI Campaign


DUI Arrests Up & DUI Fatalities Down

The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 30 DUI deployments overnight in El Dorado County.

From 7:00 PM Friday August 16, 2013 through Saturday 300 AM on August 17, 2013 officers representing 4 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 5 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  In 2012 (2) DUI arrests occurred during the same 8 hour time period. Last year there were no DUI deaths reported.
(**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)

For Saturday, August 17th extra DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed in the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Placerville, and the unincorporated areas of El Dorado County.  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.

DUI arrest data collection will continue through Labor Day midnight Monday, September 2, 2013.  Avoid programs, named for the number of police agencies in each county, Multiple/DUI Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols are set region wide during 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.

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