Sheriffs in Santa Clara have announced close to 80 people were arrested as a result of recent DUI enforcement efforts. Many local law enforcement agencies participated in the crackdown, a department spokesperson said. The operation was part of a larger, national crackdown which specifically targets impaired drivers during the end of summer / Labor Day Weekend festivities.
Enforcement efforts were led by Sheriffs in Santa Clara, although the San Jose CHP, Gilroy CHP, Campbell Police Department, Los Altos Police Department, and numerous others signed on. Patch.com reported a total of 80 persons were arrested. Law enforcement officials want to remind drivers that if they fail to drive sober, they will be pulled over.
In the past year alone close to 800 people have lost their lives on California roadways due to accidents involving drunk or impaired drivers. Statistics show that drivers age 21-24 are more likely than other age groups to get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated. Sheriffs in Santa Clara want drivers to know that ramped up DUI enforcement efforts will continue through the close of Labor Day Weekend. They encourage those who think they may be drinking to plan a safe route home in advance, to designate a sober driver driver, or to plan to take public transportation.