DUI Arrests Down 30 Percent During Year-End Crackdown in Alameda County

ALAMEDA COUNTY — The number of DUI arrests have decreased 30 percent this year compared to last year during the year-end DUI crackdown campaign in Alameda County, according to Hayward police officials.

From 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 12, 2014, through midnight on Jan. 1, 2015, law enforcement officials from 21 county agencies arrested 289 people on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.

415 DUI arrests were made during the same time frame last year, according to police.

Deaths increased threefold, however. Police said provisional results from the Alameda County coroner’s bureau revealed there were three DUI-related deaths this year, compared with one last year during the year-end campaign.

Regional law enforcement agencies will be conducting more DUI operations throughout the county on Super Bowl Sunday in February and St. Patrick’s Day festivities in March, among others, police said.

According to police, those operations include sobriety checkpoints, special “saturation” patrols, and routine patrols.

(Copyright 2015, KRON 4 & Bay City News, All rights reserved.)

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