Police arrest 15 so far in county-wide search for DUI suspects

Avoid the 21 program seeks to keep those already charged off the roads this weekend

Law enforcement officers in Alameda County have arrested 15 people so far as part of a county-wide drunken driver warrant sweep, a spokeswoman for the county's Avoid the 21 program said.

Officers from eight law enforcement agencies began the sweep at 6:30 a.m. Thursday armed with 1,100 warrants for convicted drunken drivers who have not complied with court orders, spokeswoman Jan Ford said. As of about 3:30 p.m., officers had made 41 attempts to serve warrants, 15 of which resulted in arrests, Ford said.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office and police from Dublin, Albany, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Union City and California State University, East Bay, are participating, Ford said.

The Avoid the 21 program is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Transportation Safety Board.


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 31, 2010 at 10:04 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Odd this is being reported in the PW when Pleasanton is not participating in this drive.

If the names of those 1100 convicts are public information, do the community a service and publish them.

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Posted by Donutpig
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

8 agencies, 1100 warrants, so far 9 hours and only 41 attempts. Law enforcement shows once again they are the brightest of the brightest. Wow.

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