DUI arrests down

NORTH COAST- DUI arrests are down this holiday season, the Avoid the 8 DUI task force made seven arrests over the weekend.

One following a major injury accident near Scotia where a Carlotta man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly lost control of his vehicle, hit a sign and traveled 80 feet down the hillside.

The Winter Holiday Anti DUI crackdown is in affect now until midnight January 1st.

Last year, 12 people were arrested for DUI in the same three day period.

All scheduled traffic and patrol officers will be focusing on getting those drivers off the roads. Drivers can expect to see license checkpoints, DUI task force operations and roving DUI patrols until the next year.