114 arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in SLO County during holiday season

clambert@thetribunenews.comJanuary 4, 2013 

During a 19-day special campaign to cut down on drunk driving, officers with 11 law enforcement agencies from around San Luis Obispo County arrested 114 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The arrests were made between Dec. 14 and Jan. 1. During the same time period last year, 112 DUI arrests were made.

No DUI-related traffic fatalities happened this year or last year.

Law enforcement officers participating in the Avoid the 14 campaign aggressively look for impaired drivers and arrest anyone caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

They plan to conduct additional operations, which could include DUI checkpoints or extra enforcement patrols, on Super Bowl Sunday in February and St. Patrick’s Day in March.

Funding for the Avoid the 14 program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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