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DUI Crackdown Ends With 482 Arrests

'Avoid the 13' Campaign ends with 75 fewer arrests than same period last year.

Law enforcement agencies in Santa Clara County were out in full force New Year's Day weekend to wrap up its 17-day DUI crackdown that resulted in 482 reported arrests, down from the 557 that were reported last year, according to Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jose Cardoza.

Over the weekend, DUI checkpoints were set up all over the county looking to nab drivers who had too much to drink as part of the county's "Avoid the 13" campaign which started Dec. 16 and ran through midnight Jan.1.

Acording to Cardoza, funding for the program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Law enforcement officials will be conducting more "Avoid" DUI operations throughout the county and region during Super Bowl Sunday in February and  for local St Patrick’s Day festivities in March.

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