MONTEREY, CA – The California CHP reported the arrest of several motorists in the Monterey County over the Memorial Day weekend.
The “Avoid The 18” Campaign which ran from Friday and ended on Monday was part of a statewide campaign to keep drunk drivers off the roads.
10 people were arrested in Salinas on suspicion of DUI and 4 were arrested in Monterey. Carmel police officers reported one arrest while the Presidio area of Monterey reported one. A total of 45 arrests were made according to spokeswoman, Jan Ford. The good news is that no fatalities were reported in these numbers.
The King City office of the CHP set up sobriety checkpoints. These campaigns, along with 41 similar crackdowns across the state of California involve over 540 law enforcement agencies which cover 98% of the California’s entire population.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of (NHTSA), these are the largest funded statewide DUI crackdowns in the entire United States.