Press release from the Fortuna Police Department:
The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a too many DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 8 DUI deployments over the past 14 days in Humboldt County.
From 12:01 AM Friday August 15, 2014 through Midnight Thursday August 28, 2014 officers representing 8 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 46 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2013 59 DUI arrests occurred during the same fourteen (14) day time period.
(**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)
For the Labor Day Holiday weekend extra DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed across Humboldt Count and all regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. The CHP will be deploying all available officers onto freeways and county roads during their Maximum Enforcement Period beginning tonight at 6:00 PM.
Police and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
DUI arrest data collection will continue through Labor Day midnight Monday, September 1, 2014.