Aug 31, 2014 12:45 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
The "Avoid the 8 Butte County DUI Campaign" is a Summer/Labor Day DUI crackdown that has resulted in 57 arrests since August 15th, for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Last year there were 64 DUI arrests during the same 16 day time period.
For the final night of the Labor Day weekend a DUI Checkpoint will be conducted in the city of chico today. All regulary scheduled traffic and patrol officers will also be focusing efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. The CHP is deploying all available officers onto freeways and county roads during the maximum enforcement period.
Similar efforts are underway throughout California and the rest of the nation as well.
Arrest numbers are expected to climb higher by the end of the holiday weekend, when all 8 county law enforcement agencies have reported.###