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December 12, 2011
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Police announce DUI patrols, checkpoint

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - The El Dorado County Avoid the 6 DUI task force has announced upcoming saturation patrols and a DUI checkpoint for its Winter Holiday DUI Campaign.

Saturation patrols for drunken drivers will take place from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Dec. 18, Dec. 26, Dec. 28 and Dec. 30 in South Lake Tahoe, according to a statement from the program. A DUI checkpoint in the city is planned for 7 p.m. Dec. 23 to 3 a.m. Dec. 24.

Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Additional information about the Avoid program and operational plans from around the region can be found at

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Dec 12, 2011 01:35PM Published Dec 12, 2011 01:31PM Copyright 2011 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.