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County: 89 DUI arrests over holiday weekend

Santa Clara County law enforcement agencies arrested 89 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday, May 27.

Between Friday morning and Monday night, 13 agencies arrested 89 people through 12 different DUI saturation patrols and a sobriety checkpoint, according to Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup.

Officers were on high alert throughout the county as part of the Avoid the 13 statewide DUI campaigns held annually on weekends when drivers might be more likely to drive intoxicated.

There will also be campaigns on Independence Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Participating agencies include the sheriff's office, the California Highway Patrol and local police departments.

Last year, there were 73 DUI arrests over the same period.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Zhrinker
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 28, 2014 at 9:56 am

And thousands more who were "OK to drive" after a few beers or glasses of wine got away with it.
Alcohol is so cool.


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Posted by hmm
a resident of Monta Loma
on May 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Hmm, so each 13 agency nabbed 7 people. Way to go, what a waste of money, I'm sure they would have caught more people if they just drove around and looked.

They could have definitely caught 2x as more people driving and texting. Which can be as dangerous if not more than drunk driving.


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