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DUI Arrests Number Down From Last Year

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.

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

Renee Schiavone May 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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Renee Schiavone May 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Sorry you feel that way, Diana! We've tried our best to cover as many things as possible, but can only be in one place at a time. We do have some great photos that we're up loading soon though.
Diana May 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Maybe next year you could have a blog and let others post their thank you's and tribute to our Military, I wish I had done it but I was out of town for the weekend without access to a computer. Thank you
Renee Schiavone May 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM
That's a great idea, Diana! Will be sure to keep that in mind!
Joy May 30, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Why not take Diana up on her idea for Independence Day -- what better way to celebrate our freedoms than to thank those who protect them? Memorial Day is to honor those who died while serving and is a great time to remember; Armed Forces Day (the 3rd Saturday in May) would also be appropriate.

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