Eighty-nine drivers arrested for dui over holiday weekend

(BCN)

Santa Clara County law enforcement agencies arrested 89 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a sheriff’s spokesman said today.

Between Friday morning and Monday night, 13 agencies arrested 89 people through 12 different DUI saturation patrols and a sobriety checkpoint, according to Santa Clara County sheriff’s Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup.

Officers were on high alert throughout the county as part of the Avoid the 13 statewide DUI campaigns held annually on weekends when drivers might be more likely to drive intoxicated.

There will also be campaigns on Independence Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Participating agencies include the sheriff’s office, the California Highway Patrol and local police departments.

Last year, there were 73 DUI arrests over the same period.

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