More than 1,900 people have been arrested in the Bay Area for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during a regional anti-DUI crackdown that started last month and ended last night.
Final figures had not been tabulated as of early this morning.
The regional Avoid campaign, which involves 125 Bay Area law enforcement agencies, had netted 1,960 arrests through 6 a.m. Saturday, according to officials.
The increased enforcement efforts began Dec. 18.
The arrest numbers are provisional, since a number of agencies have not yet reported their statistics.
Last year, the winter holiday Avoid campaign netted 3,261 arrests in the Bay Area.
There were five DUI-involved fatal collisions in the region during the 2008 enforcement period, while there have been two so far this year.
More drunken drivers were arrested by California Highway Patrol officers this New Year's in the Bay Area than in 2009.
Officers arrested 226 drivers in the Bay Area for being under the influence between Thursday at 6 p.m. through today at 6 a.m. The number is up from the 2009 total of 173 during the same reporting period.
The CHP has reported one fatality in the Bay Area during their Maximum Enforcement Period. The holiday enforcement period ends today at midnight.
DUI arrests also have increased across California compared to last year. CHP officers have arrested 1,252 drunken drivers, up from 986 at this time in 2009.