Avoid the 12 Final Report
updated: Sep 06, 2012, 1:36 PM
Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department
SUMMER/LABOR DAY AVOID DUI CAMPIGN - FINAL REPORT
The 2012 Summer/Labor Day Holiday DUI Mobilization crackdown on drinking drivers has ended and
resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from the Sobriety Checkpoints, Special Saturation Patrols
and routine patrol from the Santa Barbara County "AVOID" DUI Campaign for the past 18 days.
From 12:01 AM Friday August 17th, through Midnight Monday September 3, 2012 officers representing
12 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 164 individuals for driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs. In 2011, 200 DUI arrests occurred during the same time period. Fortunately there
were no traffic fatalities attributed to a drunk driver in our area during this operational period! Last year
there was one alcohol related death during this same time.
These numbers are in comparison to last years' totals during the holiday period. Law enforcement
officials will be conducting more Avoid anti DUI efforts throughout the county and region again during
Halloween and Thanksgiving Eve before planning for the December Winter Campaign periods. Police,
Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers -
Call 9-1-1anytime you encounter and danger impaired driver.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
MEDIA NOTE: Please visit the AVOID website at www.californiaavoid.org for more information about anti
DUI efforts in your or community or around the state.
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