Town Square

Post a New Topic

County sees drop in Memorial Day DUI arrests

Original post made on May 30, 2012

DUI arrests over the Memorial Day holiday weekend were down in Santa Clara County compared to the same three-day weekend last year, authorities said Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 9:31 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Radar, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 30, 2012 at 10:31 am

That's because the number of illegal immigrants is on the decline.


Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on May 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Good to hear the number of arrests is down. Hopefully this means the amount of drunk driving is down too.

Just curious: has anyone here ever been stopped in a DUI checkpoint? I have never even seen one.


Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

I've been stopped at DUI Checkpoints in the past. Nothing recently though.

I read someplace that Santa Clara County was using their resources to increase patrols. Recent studies have shown that checkpoints are not very effective. Police have a better chance of catching drunks behind the wheel if they are actually driving around the community.

I think the whole thing is a waste of money but I really hate the checkpoints.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Veggie Grill coming soon to Mountain View's San Antonio Center
By Elena Kadvany | 21 comments | 3,376 views

Is HBO's Silicon Valley Any Good?
By Anita Felicelli | 23 comments | 2,217 views

Finding mentors in would-be bosses
By Jessica T | 0 comments | 1,925 views

The No Sweat Way to Bike to Work
By Janet Lafleur | 9 comments | 1,909 views

Analyze data yourself with R - a fast growing language for statistics, forecasting and graphs
By Angela Hey | 1 comment | 1,083 views