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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Independence Day Weekend Schedule of Operations

Santa Barbara County ‘AVOID the 12’ DUI Task Force


DUI / Drivers License Checkpoints:

July 5: Goleta Police – City of Goleta

July 5: Santa Maria Police Department – City of Santa Maria

July 5: Santa Barbara Police Department – City of Santa Barbara

July 6: Santa Barbara Police Department – City of Santa Barbara

Saturation Patrols:

Between Wednesday July 2nd thru Sunday July 7th the cities of Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria will have extra officers working DUI saturation patrols within their cities. California State Parks and the UC Santa Barbara Police Department will also deploy saturation patrols within their jurisdictions.

***All county law enforcement agencies plan heavy staffing levels for Independence Day festivities on Thursday July 4th.

California Highway Patrol Maximum Enforcement Period: CHP will have all available officers on the region’s freeways and unincorporated roads beginning 6 PM Wednesday through midnight Sunday.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

AVOID the 12’ is named for the 12 Law Enforcement agencies within Santa Barbara County that work together to combat impaired driving.

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