Press release from the Fortuna Police Department:
The Independence Day Weekend Anti DUI crackdown resulted a single DUI arrest overnight in Humboldt County.
From 12:01 AM Thursday July 3, 2014 through Midnight Thursday July 3, 2014 officers representing 8 county law enforcement agencies have arrested one individual for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Last year, six individuals were arrested during same the 24 hours. Tragically, there was a double fatal traffic collision in the area of Drake Hill Road / Ronald Ave (Fortuna) last night. The Collision is still under investigation and DUI is believed to be a factor.
(**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)
These numbers are in comparison to last years' totals during first 24 hours. DUI arrest data collection will continue through midnight Sunday, July 6, 2014. Law enforcement officials are continuing DUI efforts throughout the county and region. Additionally, CHP throughout the state have all available officers patrolling freeways and county roads throughout the weekend.
For Friday July 4th, all agencies will be staffing all available officers and extra DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed across Humboldt County. Police and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.