Folsom Police at a DUI Checkpoint on Folsom-Auburn Road in Folsom, California, checking drivers for DUI and licenses

Alan Gray, a 14-year resident of Folsom writes about all kinds of things happening in and around Folsom.

Thankfully, there have been no DUI Fatalities so drug and DUI Arrests are less than last year, too.

Even though arrest numbers are down, Folsom Police say the Memorial Day Weekend Anti DUI crackdown resulted in a “significant” number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 17 DUI deployments overnight in Sacramento County.

From 12:01 AM Friday May 24, 2013 through Midnight Friday May 24, 2013 officers representing 17 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 16 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Last year, 26 individuals were arrested during same the 24 hours.

Provisional numbers show there were no DUI deaths overnight, and Last year there were no DUI deaths reported.

These numbers are in comparison to last years’ totals during first 24 hours. DUI arrest data collection will continue through midnight Monday May 27, 2013. Law enforcement officials are continuing DUI efforts throughout the county and region. Additionally, CHP throughout the state have all available officers patrolling freeways and county roads throughout the weekend.

For Saturday May 25th, extra DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed in the cities of Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, and Folsom as well as the unincorporated areas around eastern Sacramento County. Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Folsom Police at a DUI Checkpoint on Folsom-Auburn Road in Folsom, California, checking drivers for DUI and licenses

Avoid programs, named for the number of police agencies in each county, also will concentrate crackdowns on the Independence Day holiday period as well as the 18-Day August/Labor Day period. In recognition that summer season is among the deadliest time of the year, law enforcement agencies throughout the county will be making every effort to arrest drunk drivers before another life is lost.

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