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60 arrests in county's holiday DUI campaign

Original post made on Dec 18, 2012

Sixty people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs last weekend during an ongoing, holiday anti-drunken driving program by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and other county law enforcement agencies, deputies reported Monday, Dec. 17.

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Posted by who
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 18, 2012 at 9:22 am

Please post names, addresses, and mug shots of these perps. Every one of them is a potential killer. Thank you.

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Posted by I wanna see
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

Names, please.

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Posted by Tip of Iceberg
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:42 am

For every arrest for DUI there are literally thousands of drivers who don't get caught. Please be responsible if you go out drinking and choose to drive. I wish there were breathalyzers installed in all cars that required people to blow before starting the engine. Perhaps this would curb the rate of DUI. I doubt it would have much effect as as judgment is the first thing to go when somebody drinks and everyone thinks they can get away with drinking and driving when they reach the stage where their judgment is impaired (not many drinks!). If you have a party where you are providing alcohol to your guests please be cognizant of the fact that an alcoholic has no "off switch" and will be intoxicated when they leave your home and entering a "lethal weapon" (their car). Consider limiting the amount of alcohol you serve at holiday parties (or better yet have an alcohol free event!). You will feel much better knowing that you aren't contributing to someone's ability to do harm behind the wheel.

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Posted by Judith
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm

It would work if the car would not start if the drunk failed the test.

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Posted by Silke
a resident of Community Center
on Dec 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

That seems like a lot so early in the season. Why is everyone imbibing so heavily?

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Posted by DUI fatige
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I hope law enforcement officials consider the many other causes of accidents such as reckless driving, recreational and prescription drugs, poor eyesite, sleep deprivation, road rage, etc., etc. It's myopic to focus on DUI alone.

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Posted by DUI fatige
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

You don't have to imbibe heavily to get convicted of DUI. Check out the charts. For the average person a glass or two of wine or beer will get you over the .08 limit. It's not worth taking any chances.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Every year we get the same report the same info.
It is so easy now, why can't the "media" add some value to these
numbers with some history and interpretation?

Show a graph from a spreadsheet of these data as far back as
can be shown and maybe connect the stats with some influences
like the price of gas or the price of beer or the weather. ;-)

Show the distribution of locations. I guess it's too touchy
to detail personal characteristics - even if they may be

Ooops, Sorry, just complaining about Palo Alto Online ... as usual.

Happy Holidays!!