News - Holiday DUI Crackdown Nets 153 Arrests
The number of arrests during the 21-day holiday DUI crackdown, called â€œAvoid the 18,â€ was up 82 percent from last year, officials said in a news release.
The beefed-up DUI enforcement included more checkpoints, in-city DUI patrols and an emphasis on DUI enforcement with officers on regular beats.
A fatality that took place Dec. 26 is being investigated as a DUI crash, said Zoltan Treiner, of the CHP King City area command. No persons died in a DUI crash during last yearâ€™s campaign.
The holiday campaign was named for the 18 law enforcement agencies in Monterey County that are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the Traffic Safety Administration.