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A Riverside County-wide task force has again been awarded grant money to combat DUI drivers, it was announced this week.

Anti-DUI operations in Temecula and the rest of Riverside County will be fully funded for another year thanks to a $385,000 state grant, it was announced Thursday.

The California Office of Traffic Safety awarded the funds in support of the county's "Avoid the 30" task force, comprised of 30 law enforcement agencies that operate within the county, often conducting simultaneous operations to crack down on motorists driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Along with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department—which Temecula contracts with for its police force—and all municipal police agencies in the county, the UC Riverside Police Department, Riverside Community College Police Department, California Highway Patrol, California State Parks Service and California Alcohol Beverage Control Department participate in Avoid the 30.

The term "avoid" derives from the campaign's goal of encouraging people to obey the law so they can avoid being arrested.

"Avoid (has) been an essential part of the phenomenal reduction in DUI deaths that we witnessed from 2006 to 2010 in California," said OTS Director Christopher Murphy. "But since the tragedy of DUI accounts for nearly one- third of traffic fatalities, Riverside County needs the high visibility enforcement and public awareness that this grant will provide."

Avoid operations include driver's license and sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and other deployments.

Extra and overtime staffing can be necessary for operations. the largest number of which occur during holiday periods and special events.

The next major Avoid campaign is scheduled during the last two weeks of the year. The 2011 holiday season operations netted 682 arrests -- a 30 percent jump from the first Avoid the 30 holiday season campaign in 2008.

The Riverside Police Department has been the grant administrator since operations got under way in 2008.

tbone November 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Wow popeye . At what point did I ever say anything racist popeye . It looks like to me you did not even read my posts . I said get them the hell out of here and do not come back untill you do it legally . See ppl this is a sterotypical libral . When the facts are there in plain site they refer to name calling and bashing they will twist you'r words and try to make you look like an evil person . This is America of today everyone that belive in traditional family a God fearing country is racist . Think if your against gay marriage your raccist . If your against gays adopting your racist ,If you Belive in God you'r racist ,Because the other (false) gods wont like it . This is America . If you have a true traditional love for traditional morals you are racist . Need I say more.
tbone November 11, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Read my post before you start name calling POPEYE . Because your words are that of a libral Popeye . You are one of those that go to the farmers market and get all the free samples with out any intentions on buying anything . You steal from these ppl that give out samples of fruit whatever it maybe to sell their product . Please do not say other wise because thats a libral . Lets give away other ppls stuff but not mine . Oh by the way I'll take all the credit for it though. If this is not you then I apoligize . But then again why would you admit this .
moeras November 13, 2012 at 02:14 AM
You are not racist, you are just stupid that's it... no more no less, but I have to admit at leazst you are the funny kind!
tbone November 13, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Ok Moerasat what point did you find the stupity of this . Tell me you can rebuttle the facts which I have pointed out . See people this is what I mean about libralism . When they are pushed into a corner they resort to name calling and accusations . This is just terrible . But like I said ( libralism is a true mental disorder ) , Which one cannot even explain . Ok moeras like I said either your an illegal defending you'r right to be here illegally or you'r on crack . True libral you are .
Gandhi November 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM
First of all "tbone" its spelled "LIB-E-RAL"!! Reading is fundamental.......Jesus was also a LIBERAL by the way, and I dont recall HIM calling anybody names, unlike YOU! Mental disorder?? Such intelligent comments here, quite amazing!

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