Placer County DUI Checkpoint Press Releases

Placer DUI Checkpoints - Labor Day Weekend

The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the Solano 10 DUI deployments overnight in Placer County.

From 12:01 AM Friday August 19, 2011 through Midnight Wednesday August 31, 2011 officers representing 7 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 74 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2010 75 DUI arrests occurred during the same thirteen (13) day time period.

The Task Force has reported no DUI deaths in the first thirteen (13) days of the 18 day summer crackdown on impaired driving.

(**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)

For the Labor Day Holiday weekend the Task Force will deploy a DUI Saturation Patrol in the City of Roseville on Friday, September 2. On Saturday, September 3 Task Force officers will deploy a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint in the Placer County on Foresthill Road. All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. The CHP will be deploying all available officers onto freeways and county roads during their Maximum Enforcement Period this weekend beginning 6:00 PM Friday. Multiple/DUI Driver's License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols are set region wide during 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.

Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

DUI arrest data collection will continue through Labor Day midnight Monday, September 5, 2011.

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