Los Altos Police Arrest One More in 3rd Day of Memorial Day Weekend DUI Crackdown

Cumulative total is 105 countywide, on the final day of enhanced enforcement of drunken driving laws.

The third day of weekend-long crackdown on drunken driving this Memorial Day weekend, now stands at 105 in Santa Clara County in the first 72 hours since the campaign began on Friday.

arrested one person among the 49 that were arrested during the 24-hour period for Sunday, and in the predawn hours past midnight on Monday morning.

Fifteen law enforcement agencies participate in the "Avoid the 13" program, which means they focus enforcement around holidays where drinking and driving have been a problem.

In general, arrests have been down from the same period last year, Sung said. Last year, there were 126 total arrests with no fatalities, he said. There have been no fatalities in the same period this year, as well, he said, which is the point of the focused enforcement.

Cumulatively, there have been five crashes with three injuries attributed to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, frequently called "DUI," said Santa Clara County Sheriff's Sgt. Rick Sung. Two of them took place on Sunday, including one with an injury.

Here is the breakdown of arrests compiled by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department among the 15 participating agencies for Sunday:

Campbell Police - 2 arrests
CHP Hollister-Gilroy - 4 arrests
CHP - San Jose - 11 arrests (includes some early Monday)
Los Altos Police - 1 arrest
Los Gatos Police - 1 arrest
Milpitas Police - 2 arrests
Morgan Hill Police - 4 arrests
Mountain View Police - 3 arrests
San Jose Police - 15 arrests
Santa Clara Police - 1 arrest
Santa Clara County Sheriff - 3 arrests (including 1 made early Monday)
Sunnyvale Public Safety - 2 arrests

No further information was available on the CHP arrest locations, which are mostly in Santa Clara County south of Mountain View, nor the Sheriff's Department arrests, which would also encompass the contract cities of Cupertino, Los Altos Hills and Saratoga.

On the final day of the holiday weekend, Sung encouraged the public to call 911 on a suspected drunk drivers to prevent potential crashes, injuries and fatalities.


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