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The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a decreased number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 7 DUI deployments since December 13, 2013 within Placer County.
Auburn Det. Sgt Dale Hutchins has the numbers.
The DUI / Drivers License checkpoint conducted on 12/27/2013 resulted in 492 drivers screened through the checkpoint which was located on Stanford Ranch Road in Rocklin CA. Zero drivers were arrested for driving under the influence during the checkpoint operation. One driver was cited for driving without a valid driver’s license.
Det Sgt Hutchins encourages party goers to have a plan.
AAA will offer the service to drinking drivers from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, December 31 to 6 a.m. January 1st, in Northern California. Drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders, and restaurant managers can call 800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow home of up to ten miles. Just tell the AAA operator, “I need a Tipsy Tow,” and a truck will be on its way.
The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver’s home. If there are additional passengers who need a ride, they will be taken to the driver’s home as long as there is room for them to be transported safely in the tow truck. You cannot make a reservation.