In an ongoing effort to significantly reduce the number of traffic accidents and injuries related to driving under the influence (DUI), the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting a R.A.I.D. (Rapid Apprehension of Impaired Drivers) strike force operation on Friday, January 30th in the Rancho Cordova Area at 7 p.m.
The R.A.I.D. program uses grant-funded overtime to enable the CHP to significantly increase the number of officers on patrol and to deploy them at times and locations in which a high incidence of DUI-related collisions have historically occurred. Led by CHP Valley Division Chief Stan Perez, he and nearly a dozen two-person units will be conducting roving DUI patrols within the Rancho Cordova area and El Dorado Hills area, as well as a fully-staffed command post at the CHP’s newly established Rancho Cordova Area Office, which became fully functional as the 109th area office on January 30, 2009.
Below are dates and statistics demonstrating the success of past R.A.I.D. deployments:
9/19/08, Stockton, 57 arrests
9/26-27/08, Chico/Oroville, 53 arrests
11/08/08, Woodland Area, 33 arrests
11/15/08, Stockton Area, 53 arrests
12/19/08, South Sacramento Area, 61 arrests
12/20/08, North Sacramento Area, 55 arrests