Holiday DUI arrests down in San Mateo County

Final numbers were released today for the Memorial Day weekend Avoid the 23 DUI campaign in San Mateo County.

In all, 53 arrests were made during the holiday weekend’s drunk driving crackdown. Avoid the 23 is a task force consisting of 23 different Peninsula law enforcement agencies, including the California Highway Patrol.

The number of arrests is down about 25 percent from 2013, and there were no deaths or injuries attributed to DUI drivers this weekend, county law enforcement officials said.

In addition to routine patrols on the lookout for impaired drivers, the task force deployed a sobriety checkpoint and four DUI saturation patrols throughout the county.

The campaign ran from 12:01 a.m. Friday till midnight Monday.