Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI
Task Force were deployed over the weekend to identify impaired drivers
as a part of the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.
DUI saturation patrols were deployed starting Friday, August 14th at 7:00
p.m. and continued through Saturday, August 15th at 3:00 a.m. in three
South County cities including Dana Point, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano.
In addition to the above cities, Anaheim Police Department had a sobriety
checkpoint scheduled for Saturday night (Aug. 15), which ran from 8 p.m.
Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday on South Harbor Boulevard.
Sergeant Ray Wert from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Traffic
Bureau said that this is a zero tolerance crackdown so “drive sober
or get pulled over!”
DUI Fatalities Increase
After DUI fatalities fell dramatically for five consecutive years, 2012
figures show an increase to 802 deaths due to drugged or drunk driving.
In the past three years,
DUI collisions in areas patrolled by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department claimed
the lives of 21 people and resulted in nearly
500 injuries, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
With this past weekend’s saturation patrols, deputies were on the
lookout for drug or alcohol-impaired drivers as a part of the “Drive
Sober or Get Pulled Over!” campaign, which is funded by the California
Office of Traffic Safety grants, through the National Highway Traffic
Arrested for DUI over the weekend?
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