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Gilroy Arrests 1, Morgan Hill, 4, in Holiday DUI Crackdown, So Far

The first two days of the annual Winter Holiday anti-DUI crackdown, yielded 60 arrests county-wide, down from 79 at the same time last year.

 

Gilroy had 1 arrest and Morgan Hill 4 on Friday and Saturday, among the 60 people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the first two days of a county-wide annual winter holiday crackdown, the county Sheriff's Office spokesman said. 

It was down significantly from last year, according to Sgt. Jose Cardoza in a news release. In 2011, 79 DUI arrests occurred during the same 48 hour time period.

In addition, the Gilroy office of the California Highway Patrol reported at least three arrests, though the territory of the CHP goes far beyond the freeways traversing Gilroy.

During the anti-DUI crackdown, all regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts during the crackdown. In addition, funds have been devoted to multiple DUI/driver’s license checkpoints, multi-agency DUI task force operations and local roving DUI patrols, as part of this region-wide crackdown during the 19-day Winter Holiday Campaign.

Law enforcement encourage all motorists watch for drunk drivers and 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 throughNew Year’s Weekend, midnight Sunday, January 1, 2013.

 

Agency

Dec. 14

Dec. 15

Total

Campbell P.D.

3

3

6

CHP-Gilroy

3

N/R

3

CHP – San Jose

3

1

4

Gilroy P.D.

0

1

1

Los Altos P.D.

1

N/R

1

Los Gatos P.D.

N/R

N/R

N/R

Milpitas P.D.

1

1

2

Morgan Hill P.D.

4

1

5

Mountain View P.D.

3

4

7

Palo Alto P.D.

3

1

4

San Jose P.D.

2

14

16

Santa Clara P.D.

N/R

N/R

N/R

Santa Clara Sheriff

1

6

7

Sunnyvale P.D.

1

2

3

S.J. State Univ. P.D.

1

0

1

Daily Total

26

34

 

Cumulative Total

 

 

60

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