Community Pulse - May 29, 2009
DUI arrests down for Memorial Day weekend
The California Highway Patrol reported that its three-day enforcement in the Bay Area over the Memorial Day weekend ended with 520 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, down from last year's 555 arrests. During this period, three deaths have been attributed to a drinking driver; there was one alcohol-related death last year.
In the Bay Area, 125 police departments from nine counties joined forces for the massive regional DUI campaign, including Contra Costa, Napa, Santa Clara, Alameda, Solano, Sonoma, San Mateo, Marin and San Francisco counties.
Statewide, CHP officers have arrested 1,465 drivers for driving under the influence, up from last year's provisional totals of 1,450 for the 2008 Memorial Day Weekend.
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