Riverside County arrests for impaired driving during the first two days of the Memorial Day weekend were down slightly from the same
time last year, a spokesperson for the "Avoid the 30" DUI campaign said today.
In the first 48 hours of the weekend beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday,
officers representing 30 Riverside County law enforcement agencies arrested 104 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
That number is eight fewer than the number arrested during the same period in 2011, according to Riverside police Sgt. Skip Showalter.
There have been no alcohol-related deaths reported this year, although
some agencies have yet to report, Showalter said.
Last year, there was one alcohol-related death during this time, he said.
DUI arrest data collection will continue through 11:59 p.m. Monday. On
Sunday, extra DUI saturation patrols were planned in Temecula, Showalter said.
--City News Service contributed to this report