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Deputies on the Hunt for Impaired Drivers Tonight

Extra patrols are scheduled to hit the streets of San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente this Valentine's Day.

If you’re in the mood for love this Valentine’s evening, enjoy but don’t drink and drive.

Deputies will be out in full force tonight, searching for impaired drivers in San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente.

The “DUI saturation patrols” will be on duty from 7 tonight until 3 a.m. Saturday.

“These patrols will be targeting areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests,” says a press release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s officials use these extra patrols, often scheduled around holidays and times of merriment, to reduce the number of DUI-related collisions and deaths, the press release says.

Matt Gaffney February 14, 2014 at 01:52 PM
Happy Valentine's Day from the OC Sheriff.
Whophantom February 14, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Just offer people who are celebrating a ride home so they can get their Valentine on.
ace February 14, 2014 at 04:40 PM
the headlines should read "Deputies on the Hunt for money for their Huge Pensions Tonight" Please help support the sheriffs dept. and let them retire at 52 years old with 90% of their pay. We need your money/support. Govt gone WILD...
Shirley Dicktor February 14, 2014 at 05:39 PM
How many times have you had to pay your penalty Ace?
Rocky Neidhardt February 14, 2014 at 07:42 PM
Just stay off El Camino and you will be fine.. Back streets!
Jeff Santoni February 15, 2014 at 01:11 PM
Shirley, Shirley, Shirley ... Regardless of Ace's run-in's (or not), he's dead on with his statement. I was in DP last night and they were everywhere but alas, I didn't see one car pulled over so looks like all that OT went to waste.
Jeff Santoni February 15, 2014 at 01:12 PM
Maybe Penny (the Editor) will follow-up with some stats in a couple of days??

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