Palo Alto police arrested 103 drivers on suspicion of drunk driving through the holiday period, according to Sgt. Sandra Brown. There were no alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
The arrests increased significantly over 2006, when 35 drivers were arrested, Brown said. Part of the reason for the increase is that the police increased their anti-DUI strike team from four officers to seven this past holiday season, she said.
There were 859 alcohol-related arrests in Santa Clara County in over the 2007 holiday period, an increase of 20 percent over 2006, Brown added.