Press release from the Fortuna Police Department:
The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI campaign has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 8 DUI deployments in Humboldt County.
From 12:01 AM Friday August 15, 2014, through midnight Wednesday August 27, 2014, officers representing 8 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 43 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2013, 54 DUI arrests occurred during the same thirteen (13) 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 across Humboldt County 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 (MEP) this weekend beginning 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 29.
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 midnight Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014.