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News - September 2, 2011

DUI arrests drop in Santa Clara County

There have been fewer arrests related to people driving under the influence in Santa Clara County this year compared to the same week-long reporting period in 2010, according to law enforcement authorities.

Between 12:01 a.m. Aug. 19 and midnight Friday, Aug. 26, officers from 13 law enforcement agencies arrested 129 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2010, there were 158 DUI arrests during the same week. The summer and Labor Day DUI crackdown will continue through Sept. 5.

Funding for the Avoid the 13 Santa Clara County DUI Campaign is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Bay City News Service

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