Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Make It Home for the Holidays

COTO DE CAZA, CA - Prosecutors throughout California today launched a
coordinated statewide campaign, the first of its kind in the nation, to battle a rising tide of driving under the influence arrests and fatalities. The campaign is in response to recent statistics showing an alarming increase in DUI arrests and injuries in California despite declining number in the rest of the country.

Press conferences were held simultaneously by District Attorneys across California to unveil the California District Attorney Association's "Make It Home for the Holidays," campaign and to announce a $3.6 million grant from the federal Office of Transportation Safety, to assist prosecutors in California in combating DUI offenses.

"This is a landmark effort by CDAA," said Gerald Shea, San Luis Obispo District Attorney and president of CDAA. "Never before has there been a coordinated effort by prosecutors throughout California, or any state, to reduce the number of DUI arrests and DUI related fatalities."

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