The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in 3 DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 6 DUI deployments overnight in El Dorado County. From 12:01 AM Friday December 12, 2014 through Midnight Sunday December 28, 2014 officers representing 6 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 3 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2013 1 DUI arrests occurred during the same seventeen (17) day 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 the cities of Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, and the unincorporated parts of El Dorado County. 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.
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.