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UPDATED: More drunken driving suspects arrested during post-holiday weekend

Police throughout Santa Clara County reported Sunday they arrested 95 drunken driving suspects on the roads during Independence Day and the post-holiday weekend. Officers from 13 law enforcement agencies throughout the county made the arrests between Wednesday and Sunday night as part of the annual “Avoid the 13” holiday DUI crackdown, according to Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputy Kurtis Stenderup. With the use of grant funds from the state and federal government, county police agencies during the DUI campaign use saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints during holiday weekends and other times when a higher-than-usual volume of motorists are on the roads, according to police. Funding for the Avoid the 13 campaign is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Administration, police said. Anyone may call 911 to report suspected impaired motorists. 

Pennington recognized as top DUI enforcer

Mothers Against Drunk Driving and area law enforcement agencies this week recognized three of Morgan Hill’s finest for their efforts to remove drunk drivers from the streets, and one of the local officers made more DUI arrests last year than any other officer on the Peninsula.

Police presence ramps up; DUI crack down starting

Motorists will continue to see saturated police presence on the roads during holidays, as well as the occasional DUI checkpoints over the next year or so now that the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office received a grant for $180,000 from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Police arrests through Oct. 17

Morgan Hill Police arrests through Oct. 17.

Police blotter: Aug. 20-Aug. 25

Gilroy police arrests Aug. 20 through Aug. 25

215 drivers arrested on suspicion of DUI in county since Aug....

Law enforcement officers throughout Santa Clara County have arrested 215 motorists on suspicion of DUI since Aug. 17, according to the sheriff’s office.

Police arrests: Aug. 14-20

Gilroy police arrests Aug. 14 through Aug. 20

Misdemeanor for drunken driver in crash that killed Andrel Gaines

One month after Gavilan basketball player and beloved Gilroy teenager Andrel Gaines would have celebrated his 20th birthday, the man who was involved in the car crash that killed him last November walked free.

Sheriff’s deputy arrested for DUI

A Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested by Morgan Hill Police July 4 for driving under the influence. Tyeler Fleckner, 27, who joined the force in November 2006, was not placed on administrative leave as a result, according to Sgt. Jose Cardoza, sheriff’s spokesman.

Police blotter: July 10 – July 17

Gilroy police arrests July 10 through July 17.