Sacto 9-1-1
December 18, 2011
Holiday campaign under way in Sacramento County to take drunken motorists off the road

Fifty-seven people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the first 48 hours of a holiday campaign to keep impaired drivers off the road in Sacramento County, authorities said today.

The number of arrests carried out by 17 agencies in the county was down modestly from the same period in 2011, when 60 people were taken into custody, the Citrus Heights Police Department reported today. This year's campaign started Friday at 12:01 a.m.

The campaign, known as "Avoid the Capital 17 DUI," is an annual effort by local law enforcement agencies to keep roadways safe for 17 days through the holidays. The campaign ends at midnight, Jan. 1, 2012.

Citrus Heights Police planned extra DUI patrols in that city for tonight, and regularly scheduled officers will also focus their efforts on stopping and arresting offenders. Such checkpoints will be operating through the county through the campaign. Some law enforcement efforts will be roving.

The campaign funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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