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Press Release December 19, 2010
HOLIDAY AVOID CAMPAIGN – SUNDAY UPDATE
The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown continued to result in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 38 DUI deployments overnight in
. Orange County
From 12:01 AM Friday December 17, 2010 through Midnight Saturday, December 18, 2010, preliminary numbers show that officers representing Orange County law enforcement agencies have arrested 48 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Sadly, two DUI related deaths were reported by the Buena Park Police Department. A 44 year-old father and his 17 year-old son were on their way to a school event early Saturday morning when a suspected drunk drivers vehicle collided with theirs. Both the father and his son were pronounced dead at the scene. The suspected drunk driver was arrested upon his release from the hospital. He is being held on suspicion of two counts of vehicular manslaughter.
For Sunday December 19th, the city of
will be conducting a DUI Roving patrol. All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers from all agencies will focus their efforts on stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. La Habra
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 Weekend, midnight Sunday, January 2, 2011.
MEDIA NOTE: Daily statistical data is preliminary and subject to change. The checkpoint locations and saturation patrols will be made available for media opportunities or ride-alongs each night. For information on the current operations, contact the Orange County Sheriff Department’s Media Relations office at 714-647-7042.
Please visit the AVOID website at http://www.californiaavoid.org/ for information on the campaign’s DUI Enforcement operations or statistical data on DUI arrests and DUI fatal crashes from earlier enforcement efforts.