The Sacramento Valley AVOID the 50 DUI taskforce has been out in full force for the Winter Mobilization DUI Enforcement Campaign. From Friday December 12th through Sunday December 21st, 524 DUI-related arrests have been made in the Sacramento Valley Region.
The following is a partial list of specialized DUI enforcements:
Colusa, Sutter and Yuba Counties:
Allied agencies will be out in force conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to get drunk drivers off the road. We want everyone to play it safe and always designate a sober driver or find a different way home if they have been out drinking. We will be out in force throughout the Winter Holiday period, beginning December 12, 2008 and ending January 1, 2009.
Court Sting Operation – Embargoed TO BE DETERMINED
Wednesday December 31st, 2008: DUI Saturation Patrols in the Cities of Turlock, Oakdale, Riverbank, Ceres and Modesto.
Wednesday December 31: Saturation patrols will be held in the Cities of Folsom, Elk Grove, Los Rios and Sacramento.
San Joaquin County:
Date TBA - Stockton Police Department will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint
Date TBA – Stockton Police Department will host Saturation Patrols
Date TBA – Manteca Police Department will host Saturation Patrols
December 26, 2008- Lodi Police Department will host Saturation Patrols
December 27, 2008 - Stockton Police Department will host Saturation Patrols
December 27, 2008: Multi-Agency DUI Taskforce Operation - Lodi, Escalon, Tracy
Ripon, Warrant Service DUI Offenders DECEMBER 12, 2008 TO JANUARY 1, 2009
COURT STING - UNLICENSED DUI OFFENDERS DECEMBER 12, 2008 TO JANUARY 1, 2009
December 26, 2008: A Checkpoint will be held in the City of Atwater
December 26, 2008: A Checkpoint will be held in the City of Los Banos
December 27,2008: Saturation patrols will take place in the City of Atwater
December 30, 2008: Saturation patrols will take place in the City of Livingston
December 31, 2008: Saturation patrols will take place in the Cities of Atwater, Livingston, and Los Banos.
January 1, 2009: Saturation patrols will take place in the City of Livingston
Wednesday December 31: Saturation patrols will take place throughout Placer County.
Occurring during the month of December: Warrant/Probation Sweep throughout Yolo County.
Wed, Dec 31st, 2008: DUI Saturation Patrols from 9:00 pm – 3:00 am, occurring in all cities within Yolo County
Additionally, the California Highway Patrol will place all available officers on the road to assist Avoid allied agencies in removing intoxicated drivers from County roadways.
Further information about the AVOID program and operational plans from around the region can be found at www.californiaavoid.org Statistical data on the number of DUI arrests and DUI fatal crashes will be released from the previous day’s activities throughout the holiday weekend.
Funding for the AVOID program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.