Gary Penrod, Sheriff
REPORT DRUNK DRIVERS…………..CALL 911!
WEEKEND DUI SATURATION OPERATION
DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 30th , 2007
INCIDENT: DUI Task Force Weekend Operation
86 Vehicle Stops
9 Arrests for DUI
2 Arrests for other crimes
15 Vehicles impounding for 30 days.
45 citations for hazardous driving violations
On Saturday night, June 30th, 2007, the Victorville Police conducted another DUI Saturation program to
begin the Independence Holiday period. The saturation focused on drivers who have made the choice to
drive after consuming alcohol and while impaired. The saturation was a major success with a total of 9
drivers arrested for driving while impaired and their vehicles were towed as a result. One 17 year old
driver was found to be driving without a license and to have a blood alcohol content of .09. The legal
blood alcohol limit for a 17 year old is zero. A total of two drivers were arrested for being under the age
of 21 and under the influence of alcohol.
This saturation is part of a series of traffic safety programs designed to create safer roadways in the City
of Victorville. More DUI programs are planned for the Independence Holiday period to ensure a safe
holiday celebration. Other traffic safety programs conducted include: Red light violations, Speed
Enforcement Operations, Courtroom Sting operations arresting unlicensed/suspended drivers, and
The Police Department utilizes grant funding from the Office of Traffic Safety to have deputies conduct
the operations. Due to the grant funding from OTS, there was no local cost to the residents of Victorville
for the operation.
The Victorville Police also targeted drivers who have chosen to drive without a driver’s license, or with a
suspended license. A total of 4 drivers were stopped and they were found to have suspended licenses.
These drivers will be without the use of their vehicles for at least 30 days and the cost to retrieve