Continuing DUI Enforcement
updated: Aug 21, 2014, 4:26 PM
By the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office
CONTINUING DUI ENFORCEMENT
SUMMER/LABOR DAY AVOID CAMPAIGN
Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force Reminds Everyone to
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Santa Barbara, CA - The National Summer/Labor Day Anti-DUI crackdown arrest
update: From 12:01 AM Friday August 15, 2014 through Midnight Wednesday August
20, 2014 officers representing 12 county law enforcement agencies have arrested
at least 38 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In
2013 46 DUI arrests occurred during the same six day time period. (**NOTE: This
year's numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)
There have been no fatalities so far this Summer/Labor Day campaign period!
Last year there was one alcohol-related and two drug-related traffic collision
fatalities during this same time.
For the second weekend of the National DUI Mobilization, extra DUI saturation
patrols will be deployed in the cities of Santa Maria, Lompoc, Guadalupe,
Buellton and Goleta. A DUI Checkpoint will be deployed on Friday night in the
Cities of Lompoc and Santa Barbara, with another on Saturday night in Santa
Barbara. A multi-agency Task Force Operation will be conducted Friday night in
the Santa Barbara area. All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers
will continue efforts to stop and arrest DUI drivers during their normal shifts.
CHP will also continue to provide additional coverage for DUI enforcement on the
Police, Sheriff and the CHP are requesting motorists to help make your community
safer: Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911. 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 Labor Day midnight Monday,
September 1, 2014. Avoid DUI programs, named for the number of police agencies
in each county, will deploy Multiple/DUI Driver's License Checkpoints, Multi
Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols region-wide during
this 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.
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