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.