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Winter Crackdown: 8 DUIs in Solano County in 7 Days

The multi-agency DUI task force will continue to seek out impaired drivers on the roads of Solano County during the Christmas and New Year's weekends.

By Bay City News Service

At least eight drivers have been arrested for driving under in the influence of drugs or alcohol during the first seven days of the winter crackdown on impaired driving in Solano County, according to police.   

From Dec. 14 through Dec. 20, officers representing 11 county law enforcement agencies have arrested at least eight individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

DUI arrests during the same seven-day time period in 2011 are down from 22, police said.

The multi-agency DUI task force will continue to seek out impaired drivers on the roads of Solano County during the Christmas and New Year's weekends.

The California Highway Patrol will also deploy all available officers to locate impaired drivers during the holiday weekends.

The region-wide crackdown consists of multiple DUI/driver's license checkpoints and patrols.

Police, Sheriff and CHP officials have asked all motorists to report drivers they suspect to be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol by calling 911.

The crackdown is made possibly by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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richard December 23, 2012 at 07:37 PM
police departments in all cities have a history of tactics not acceptable, I believe in public safety but some city police have areas adjacent to local bars they sit and wait ,it has been well published in this cities newspaper over the years ,thus the start of the Bar Car.
Richard Bortolazzo December 25, 2012 at 02:38 PM
The law is the law. You can thank Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for standing up for the rights of sober, responsible drivers. I don't care where or under what circumstances the police take drunk drivers off the road; they are universally dangerous. Don't drive drunk. Besides, Benicia and the State need the fine revenue.. Merry Christmas.
Joe Feltcher December 27, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Uh, where exactly SHOULD the BPD be camping out for drunk drivers? Outside the Mormon Church? If you don't drink and drive you have ZERO worries even if there are 1000 cops outside the bar. Be responsible, obey the law, and stop blaming the BPD for doing their job.
Laurie December 30, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I think the police should be sittting outside bars waiting for people to leave. It might save a life before that drunk fool gets in his car! I don't understand how bars are even part of our society still. Why don't MADD start closing bars down. That is one way to keep irresponsible people off the streets. They would most likely be drinking in their homes then, not so likely to drive. (I understand holiday parties in homes and all, but it would sure cut the death rate dramatically.)
Marnix A. van Ammers January 04, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Watching people coming out of bars, driving away and breaking traffic laws seems like the most cost-effective way for police to find and get drunks off the road.

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