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 during the past several days in El Dorado County. From 12:01 AM Friday December 12, 2014 through Midnight Saturday, December 20, 2014 officers representing 6 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 1 individual for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Last year there were no DUI deaths or major injury collisions reported during this same time period. (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)
For the second weekend of the campaign extra local 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. 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.