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One-Fourth DUI Arrests in Santa Clara County on Tuesday as in 2011

There were 11 'Avoid the 13' arrests Tuesday as opposed to 45 in 2011, according to 'Avoid the 13' statistics.

The Independence Day “Avoid the 13” DUI crackdown on Tuesday yielded 11 arrests in comparison to 45 in 2011 during the same 24-hour time period.

Officers representing Santa Clara Clara County law enforcement agencies made the arrests between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, said San Jose Srg. Jose Cardoza. As of Wednesday afternoon, there had not been any July 4 arrests.

The campaign is cracking down on alcohol or drug impaired driving through increased sobriety checkpoints, and roving and saturation points, among other methods, according to the CHP.

On Wednesday, extra DUI saturation patrols are being deployed in Los Altos, Campbell, Mountain View, Santa Clara and San Jose.

Below are the arrests that have been made so far in the two-day campaign, according to Srg. Cardoza. Last year’s campaign totaled five days.

Agency 7/3 7/4 Total Campbell 1 0 1 CHP-H/G 0 0 0 CHP-SJ 5 0 5 Gilroy 0 0 0 Los Altos 0 0 0 Los Gatos 0 0 0 Milpitas 1 0 1 Morgan Hill 1 0 1 Mountain View 0 0 0 Palo Alto 1 0 1 San Jose 2 0 2 Santa Clara 0 0 0 Sheriff 0 0 0 SJ University 0 0 0 Daily Total 11 0 11
Jason Franks July 05, 2012 at 05:55 AM
I suppose this is a good statistic. Perhaps there are less impaired motorists on the road. It would be interesting to see how many alcohol related accidents there were, if any.
Jesse Ducker July 05, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Good to see the numbers on the down-slope.
Larry Arzie July 05, 2012 at 08:50 PM
I avoided the watchful eyes of the radar gun by walking to two different parties this week. I don't think there is a law against walking buzzed, yet.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz July 05, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I agree this Stat looks good. But I really don't see it on the Freeway! YIKES!
Claudia Cruz (Editor) July 05, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Actually Larry, at least in Mountain View, a person can be charged with public drunkenness. It's misdemeanor. From conversations with the public information officer, people who walk home drunk tend to walk out into the street without noticing the traffic lights. There was at least one man who was hit by a car in MV in 2011.

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