The El Centro Police Department conducted DUI Saturation Patrols Friday, February 19 andÂ 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 enforcementÂ efforts like this have a deterrent effect, lowering the incidents of impaired driving.
The two SaturationÂ 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 ongoingÂ commitment to protect and serve the community.
The DUI Saturation Patrols are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through theÂ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that reminds everyone to “Report Drunk Drivers â€“ Call 9â€1â€1.”