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News - September 6, 2013

Santa Clara County DUIs down from last year

Law enforcement agencies throughout Santa Clara County made hundreds of DUI arrests in a 15-day period through the end of last month, but the number of arrests are down from this time last year, officials said.

From 12:01 a.m. Aug. 16 through midnight Aug. 31, 13 law enforcement agencies recorded 272 arrests for people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to the sheriff's office.

The number is down considerably from the same time last year, when authorities made 325 — or 53 more — arrests.

While all patrol officers focus on stopping and arresting DUI offenders during normal shifts, the officers continued working a maximum enforcement period until midnight Sept. 2, the end of the Labor Day weekend.


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