Placer County Stepping up DUI Enforcement for the Holidays
Placer County law enforcement agencies have kicked off their "Beware of the Seven" holiday campaign. As Steve Milne reports, all seven local police, Sheriff and Highway Patrol departments will be out in force to crack down on drunk driving.
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Rocklin Police Lieutenant Steve Newman says motorists who insist on drinking and driving can plan on a trip to jail. We’re going to do a combination of DUI checkpoints, saturation patrols and we’re going to do warrant sweeps for the holidays. Newman says Driving-Under-the-Influence is a growing problem in the area. As congestion has increased over the years in Placer County, the number of drunk drivers have gone up. During last year’s holiday season there were six alcohol and drug-related injury or fatal traffic accidents and 120 D-U-I arrests in Placer County. The maximum enforce patrols will stay in effect through New Year’s Day. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.