DUI Arrests in Orange County went up slightly this holiday season. From the 10 day period Dec. 16 to Dec. 25, authorities reported 476 DUI arrests in O.C. cities. There were no fatal DUI traffic collisions during that period.
The statistics were provided by the anti-DUI campaign, known as “Avoid” – involving the California Highway Patrol, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and police departments – which lasts through Jan. 2.
From Dec.17-25 last year, 408 people were arrested for driving under the influence, according to the “Avoid” database.
Throughout the winter holiday anti-DUI campaign, authorities have conducted multiple checkpoints and roving patrols.
To alleviate the dangers of drunken driving, a couple of agencies are offering free services for the end of the year celebrations.
The Orange County Transportation Authority is offering free bus rides between 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and 2:30 a.m. Jan. 1. ACCESS service is not part of this promotion.
The Automobile Club is offering its free Tipsy Tow service from 6 p.m. Dec. 30 to 6 a.m. Jan. 1, to help remove drinking drivers from the road. The service is available in the 13 Southern California counties served by the Auto Club.
To use the service, motorists can call 800-400-4AAA for a free tow home of up to seven miles.
Have questions about DUI in Orange County? Call me at (877) 568-2977.
- Orange County DUI Checkpoint Locations October 7, 2011 (ocduiblog.com)
- Orange County DUI Crackdown results in 255 arrests in one week (ocduiblog.com)
- Orange County DUI arrests sure to rise with DUI task forces (ocduiblog.com)