Over the next few days there will be San Diego DUI checkpoints, Sting Operations, Multi-Agency Task Force Operations and
Warrant/ Probation Sweeps conducted by the law enforcement agencies in the San Diego County Avoid the 14. All of the
details will be focused on making the roads safer for all motorists during the holiday travel by removing DUI offenders
from the equation.
San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore reminds all motorists, “If you are going to drink, please have a safe ride arranged
before the end of the night.” He continued, “If you make the bad choice to drink and drive, you will be caught and taken
to jail by one of the law enforcement agencies in the county.
All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their
normal shifts. Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk
Drivers – Call 911. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
DUI arrest data collection will continue through New Year’s Weekend, midnight Sunday, January 2, 2011.
Please visit the AVOID website at www.californiaavoid.org for more information on the campaign’s DUI
Enforcement, statistical date on DUI arrests and DUI fatal crashes from earlier enforcement efforts. The checkpoint locations and
saturation patrols will be made available for media opportunities or a ride along each night.
The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests being made during local
traffic enforcement details and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments in San Diego County.
From 12:01 AM Friday December 17, 2010 through Midnight Wednesday, December 22, 2010 officers representing 14
county law enforcement agencies have arrested and booked into custody 242 individuals for driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs. In 2009, 320 DUI arrests and bookings occurred during the same six (6) day time period.
As part of the Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown members from multiple law enforcement agencies in San Diego
County converged at the Vista Courthouse on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, to ensure DUI offender with suspended or
revoked driver’s licenses did not get behind the wheel of their vehicle and drive. Those found in violation were issued
citation and their vehicles towed. The operation ran from 4:00 PM until about 6:30 PM in the entrance to the Vista
Courthouse located at 325 S. Melrose Avenue in the city of Vista. During the detail 157 drivers were contacted. 14 were
found to be driving in violation of their license suspension. Ten of the driver’s vehicles were towed due to their license
Tragically, there was one death attributed to a drunk driver over the weekend in San Diego County!