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DUI arrests up over Independence Day weekend

141 people arrested in Santa Clara County, up from 94 in 2010

Drunken driving arrests were up in the Bay Area over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with one fatality, California Highway Patrol officers reported.

From 12 CHP Bay Area command areas 251 DUI arrests were reported, compared to 190 arrests during the same time period last year. Arrests were recorded from Friday at 6 p.m. through Monday at midnight, CHP Officer Hector Baiza said.

In some Bay Area counties arrests were up this year, such as in Santa Clara County. Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Rich Sung said 141 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs compared to 94 DUI arrests in 2010.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by MADD
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:52 am

Drunk drivers are so selfish. I am glad the cops caught this group before they killed innocent people. We need mandatory jail sentences for all DUI convictions.


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Posted by designated driver
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jul 7, 2011 at 11:03 am

Great job CHP. I am often the DD and I'm thankful to get these unsafe drivers off the road. They jeopardize the lives of so many people, especially during the holidays.

Now, if only the penalty for DUI was increased. These people have no business being behind the wheel of a powerful machine.


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Posted by MADD
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm

This is why DUI penalties are so wimpy: Web Link


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