Memorial Day Weekend DUI crackdown

News headline from the Riverside Police Department:

The Avoid the 30 DUI Campaign will be deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols to continue successful efforts towards arresting drunk drivers, lowering deaths and injuries, and educating the public about the dangers of impaired driving. As the summer season kicks off at the end of May holiday travelers, college graduates and communities enjoying local festivities are warned that driving drunk won’t be tolerated.

The Avoid DUI campaigns are proving successful. Alcohol involved deaths and injuries over the past three years have dropped dramatically by over 26% from Memorial Weekend 2007 to 2009.

Memorial Day Weekend alcohol involved death and injury data for California:
2007 – 526
2008 – 431
2009 – 385 (2009 Data is Provisional)

The enforcement campaign begins Friday night with DUI/Drivers License checkpoints in the cities of Desert Hot Springs, Murrieta, Norco & Riverside with special DUI Saturation Patrols deploying in the city of Canyon Lake, Corona, Hemet, Palm Desert, and Riverside. More local DUI Saturation Patrols will be out on Saturday and Sunday nights on the cities of Beaumont, Blythe, Coachella, Corona, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, San Jacinto, and Riverside. The California Highway Patrol is deploying all available officers Memorial Day weekend onto freeways and county roads in their jurisdiction.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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