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Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
The Orange County Avoid DUI Task Force Will Be Out in Full Force to Catch Drunk Drivers
SANTA ANA, Calif. (August 21, 2015) – The Orange County Avoid DUI Task Force is increasing its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. The 18-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety to curb impaired driving and save lives.
From August 21, 2015 until Labor Day, September 7, 2015, law enforcement partners in Orange County, across the state and nationwide will have zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce the toll of drunk driving. The County’s DUI Task Force kicks off Friday night by deploying a DUI/Driver License checkpoint during the first weekend along with several special DUI Saturation Patrols. The California Highway Patrol will deploy all available officers onto freeways and county roads as part of their Maximum Enforcement Period over the three-day holiday weekend. Continue reading