Nearly 250 arrested for DUI over holiday week
Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:23 am
More drivers are feeling the effects of having one too many drinks before getting behind the wheel this holiday season in Santa Clara County, where sheriff's deputies have arrested 243 people for driving under the influence.
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Posted by CC, a resident of another community, on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:23 am
243 people could have given their keys to someone who was not drinking or could have taken a taxi.
243 people now have to go to court and could possibly loose a job.
243 people who could have easily killed someone.
New Years is almost here....
Please!! Don't be one of the 243.....
THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK!!!
This message is not from the CHP it is from a neighbor who cares and shares the road with you.
Posted by jail time, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on Dec 27, 2011 at 11:31 am
We need mandatory jail time for every DUI. People drink and drive because the current penalties are a joke.
Posted by Sharon, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Dec 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm
The PAPD recently protected an officer who was almost 3 times over the limit and rolled his Explorer SUV on the entrance ramp to 101
He presumable armed or had a firearm in his vehicle at the time.
The officer should have been fired and prosecuted for being drunk in possession of a firearm--
but no-PAPD refused to give his name tried to hush the whole thing up and kept the drunk on the force--unbelievable.
Egregious DUIs more than 2 times the limit-should have their name, address, place of employment and photo published in the local papers and on the local PD websites
Posted by Mike, a resident of the University South neighborhood, on Dec 28, 2011 at 8:04 am
Are the 243's names listed somewhere?
Posted by public records, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on Dec 28, 2011 at 9:27 am
Arrest records should be publicly available. You may have to contact each individual police agency, though. I don't know why the media doesn't just print the names.
Posted by Wow! Uggh! Can't believe, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Dec 30, 2011 at 12:52 am
I agree! no police officer should EVER be not in control, especially with alcohol and/or drugs. Plain and SIMPLE!
He or she should be in jail, and a BIG BIG FINE.