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Holiday DUI arrests down, no DUI fatalities 


Local law enforcement’s Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in less DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI enforcement deployments overnight in San Luis Obispo County throughout the past week.

From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26, through midnight Sunday, Dec. 28, officers representing nine county law enforcement agencies have arrested 11 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2013, 27 DUI arrests occurred during the same three-day time period.

During this past weekend there were no DUI related fatalities.

All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. Multiple roving DUI enforcement patrols are all part of this region-wide crackdown during the 21 day Winter Holiday Campaign.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. DUI arrest data collection will continue through New Year’s, midnight Thursday, January 1, 2015.

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