Thursday, November 20, 2014

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned for RSM this Weekend

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. -  The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI Task Force will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.  DUI saturation patrols will deploy on Friday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. until Saturday, November 22 at 3:00 a.m. in the cities of Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita.

After falling dramatically for five straight years, figures for 2012 show an increase in deaths (802) because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions in Orange County Sheriff’s Department contract cities have claimed 21 lives and resulted in 497 injuries of our friends and neighbors.

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 $9,000. 

This program is grant funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!

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