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A task force of 13 Sonoma County law enforcement agencies known as Avoid the 13 has wrapped up it’s holiday DUI enforcement campaign, which yielded 154 DUI arrests.

There were no fatal DUI collisions during the holiday period from Dec. 13 to Jan. 1, but there were eight DUI collisions resulting in 11 injuries. There is evidence that the increased enforcement is working. In the last six years, alcohol involved fatal and injury collisions have been reduced by 75 percent annually county-wide.

The following chart shows the winter campaign period statistics from 2008 through 2013.

Year

DUI Arrests

DUI Warrants

Injury DUI Collisions

Injured Victims

Fatal DUI Collisions

Fatal Victims

2008

176

0

24

24

4

4

2009

201

29

8

10

0

0

2010

126

6

6

6

0

0

2011

163

35

6

6

1

1

2012

144

26

5

6

0

0

2013

154

31

8

11

0

0

Total

964

127

57

63

5

5

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4 Comments

  1. Brad

    The DUI campaign is for the good…..the DUIs resulting in serious injury/crash should warrant driver to be sentenced to “six years” to “eighteen years” if it is second offense and if first offense then less than 6 six years it’s time to get cracking on this would be….Interesting health for safety

    January 3rd, 2014 10:29 pm

  2. wangofango

    that’s a lot of f’ing idiots driving around. makes you wonder how many idiots didn’t get caught.

    January 3rd, 2014 11:32 pm

  3. bill

    DUI is money not reform. Will we stop drinking? Only driverless cars will result in lower death rates not any of this ill spent money on chasing people who are drinking.

    January 4th, 2014 4:48 am

  4. nospam

    Only 57 accidents and 5 fatalities in SIX YEARS? How many non-dui accidents in the same period? Way more than 57 I’m sure! Hell there must be 57 accidents every month.

    Safety my ass, it’s all about money. Do the math. There are 125,000 dui tickets issued in CA every year, the minimum fine is over TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS! That’s a $250 MILLION dollar industry.

    January 17th, 2014 4:48 pm

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