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Saturation Patrols Planned in Palo Alto

Extra officers will be looking for drunk drivers.


Palo Alto Police report no new DUI arrests over the past weekend, as a national end-of-summer/Labor Day campaign against drunken driving continues.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, which coordinates the "Avoid the 13" drunk driving campaigns throughout the year, have reported 183 arrests from 15 law enforcement agencies in the county since the summer/Labor Day campaign began Aug. 17.

Palo Alto reports a measly two arrests.DUI checkpoints will be conducted on Saturday September 1st, in the cities of San Jose and Milpitas. Extra DUI units called "saturation patrols" will be deployed in  the cities of Campbell, Milpitas, Los Altos, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Gilroy, Sunnyvale, Morgan Hill, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Altos Hills, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.

Research has shown that the end of summer and the Labor Day weekend is a dangerous period for accidents related to drunk driving. Arrests made in Los Altos Hills, Cupertino and Saratoga are handled by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department, or the California Highway Patrol, and figures from those agencies are not broken down by city. 

Agency

Aug. 17

Aug. 18

Aug. 19

Aug. 20

Aug. 21

Aug. 22

Aug. 23

Aug. 24

Aug. 25

Total

Campbell PD

0

1

1

NR

0

NR

NR

NR

NR

2

CHP - Gilroy

4

5

9

1

NR

NR

0

 

3

2

24

CHP – San Jose

6

7

12

1

3

6

5

3

3

46

Gilroy PD

2

1

2

0

1

0

1

1

3

11

Los Altos PD

0

0

0

1

0

 

0

1

3

5

Los Gatos PD

2

0

0

NR

1

NR

NR

0

0

3

Milpitas PD

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

2

0

6

Morgan Hill PD

0

2

1

1

0

1

0

5

6

16

Mountain View PD

2

2

3

0

1

1

0

2

1

12

Palo Alto PD

2

0

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

2

San Jose PD

9

 

10

7

2

1

2

2

6

39

Santa Clara PD

2

0

0

1

NR

NR

NR

2

1

5

Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office

2

0

1

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

3

Sunnyvale PD

0

1

1

1

0

1

4

1

NR

9

San Jose State U.

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

0

Cumulative

 

49

90

103

113

124

136

158

183

 

Daily Total

29

20

41

13

10

11

12

22

25

 

commuter August 28, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Does "measly two arrests" mean the police aren't doing a good job at catching the drunks? Or that they are doing so good a job that the drunks don't even try to drive anymore?
sister madly August 28, 2012 at 03:46 PM
a "measly two arrests" isn't that the goal? to get drunks off the road?? or is there a quota thing??
Beatrice Karnes August 28, 2012 at 04:35 PM
"Measly" means just that--the number is small. It is not a judgment of the police department.
commuter August 29, 2012 at 03:57 AM
We can read the press releases and see the number "2 arrests". Some informed analysis or judgement about that number would be educational. Residents do want to know how safe are our streets. Were those 2 the only drunks on the street or did 200 get away?

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