The Independence Day weekend anti-DUI crackdown operation reported a decrease in DUI arrests made when compared to the 2013 holiday season.
Arrests were made during routine traffic enforcement and a special Avoid the 12 DUI deployment in Stanislaus County.
From 12:01 a.m. on Thursday July 3 through midnight on Saturday, July 5, officers representing 12 county law enforcement agencies arrested 16 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Additionally, 16 individuals have been arrested for having outstanding DUI warrants.
No DUI deaths occurred in Stanislaus County.
Last year 26 individuals were arrested for DUI even though the holiday was a two-day campaign period which does not match the five-day effort this year.
Law enforcement officials are continuing DUI efforts throughout the county and region.
Funding for the Avoid the 12 DUI crackdown was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Avoid programs, named for the number of police agencies in each county, also will concentrate crackdowns during the 18-Day August/Labor Day period. In recognition that summer season is among the deadliest time of the year, law enforcement agencies throughout the county will be making every effort to arrest drunk drivers.