The El Centro Police Department conducted DUI Saturation Patrols Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. According to a press release, the department believes high visibility enforcement efforts like this have a deterrent effect, lowering the incidents of impaired driving.
The two Saturation Patrols resulted in the following:
-60 vehicle enforcement stops
-3 DUI suspects arrested
-2 arrested on other criminal Charges
The El Centro Police Department has said it will continue to conduct these DUI Saturation Patrols in an ongoing commitment to protect and serve the community.
The DUI Saturation Patrols are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that reminds everyone to “Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9‐1‐1.”