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DUI arrests drop in Santa Clara County

129 people arrested between Aug. 19 and Aug. 26 compared to 158 arrests during same period in 2010

There have been fewer arrests related to people driving under the influence in Santa Clara County this year compared to the same weeklong reporting period in 2010, according to law enforcement authorities.

Between 12:01 a.m. Aug. 19 and midnight Friday (Aug. 26), officers from 13 law enforcement agencies arrested 129 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2010, there were 158 DUI arrests during the same week. The summer and Labor Day DUI crackdown will continue through Sept. 5.

Funding for the Avoid the 13 Santa Clara County DUI Campaign is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by larger sample?
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

What is the DUI rate for the whole year instead of just a 1 week period? Safer or more dangerous this year?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Roadblocks are a failure. Police are much better arresting drunks by observing them driving erratically.


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