More than 1,200 drivers arrested for DUI during new regional enforcement effort


More than 1,200 people have been arrested in the Bay Area for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the first 10 days of a regional anti-DUI campaign.

The Bay Area Regional Avoid campaign involves 125 law enforcement agencies around the Bay Area and, as of 6 a.m. Sunday, has netted 1,291 arrests since the increased enforcement efforts began on Dec. 18.

There has been one death attributed to an impaired driver on Bay Area roadways during the campaign, which will continue through Jan. 3.

The Avoid program involves 21 agencies in Alameda County, 25 in Contra Costa County, six in Napa County, 10 in Solano County, 13 in Marin County, 13 in Santa Clara County, 13 in Sonoma County, 14 in San Francisco and 23 in San Mateo County.

More information on the campaign is available at

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Posted by P-town Dad
a resident of Amador Estates
on Dec 28, 2009 at 8:40 am

So is 1,291 a lot or not? How does it compare to last year? If it's up significantly, is there a cause? Is law enforcement stronger, or is the weak economy causing more stress for people?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

Alcohol & drugs are more available during!

The number is low for the Bay Area...more arrests will be made before and after the New Year.

There are tens of thousands of addicts in the Bay Area, this is a very small fraction of those that drive under the influence. Hopefully, more will be arrested and incarcerated. The public has a right to be safe.

Law enforcement agencies will be out there trying their best to protect us. Gracias/thank you.

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