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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

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.