Stockton — Officers from the Stockton Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying Tuesday night to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI saturation patrols will deploy on Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 between the hours of 4 PM and midnight in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.
“We want people to make it to their destinations safely” said Sgt. Matthew Garlick of the Stockton Police Department. “This is a ‘Zero Tolerance’ crackdown so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!”
After falling dramatically for five straight years, figures for 2012 show an increase to 802 deaths statewide because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 22 lives and resulted in 277 injury crashes harming 390 of our friends and neighbors in Stockton.
DUI can impact the economy in addition to the pain and suffering of those immediately affected. Conservatively, a fatality has a $1.4 million impact, an injury $70,000, and a crash that only damages property averages nearly $9000.
Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!