Anti-DUI campaign nets 175 arrests in Sonoma County

An end-of-summer drunken driving campaign by local law enforcement netted 175 DUI arrests, as well as 34 other related arrests, reported police Tuesday.

The arrests are 12 percent higher than last year's push to take suspected drunken drivers off the road, reported Petaluma Sgt. Ken Savano, who helped organize the 18-day effort.

The effort started Aug. 19 and ended at midnight Monday, encompassing the wind-down of summertime breaks and return of school along with the long Labor Day weekend.

There were no fatal drunken driving crashes but five collisions involving suspected drunken drivers with six people injured.

Officers from the 13 Sonoma County law enforcement agencies participated in the campaign.

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