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Santa Clara Co. DUIs down from last year

Original post made on Sep 5, 2013

Law enforcement throughout Santa Clara County have made hundreds of DUI arrests in a 15-day period through Saturday, but the number of arrests are down from this time last year, officials said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 9:04 AM

Comments

Posted by Wondering?, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 5, 2013 at 9:11 am

And just how many accidents occurred during this same period--that were caused by drinking drivers?

If these DUI checkpoints don't actually reduce accidents, and fatalities--what's the point, other than to generate a lot of revenue for the police?


Posted by Fewer Drunks, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Sep 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm

How can lives not be spared if there are far fewer inebriated drivers on the roads?


Posted by madd, a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

DUIs are down or DUI arrests are down? Were the same number of officers hunting for DUIs this year?