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DUI patrols planned for this weekend

Staff Reports

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Law enforcement agencies on both sides of the state line will have extra personnel on the streets this weekend in search of drunken drivers.

During the late evening and early morning hours of Oct. 28-30, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies, working in conjunction with Lyon County Sheriff’s Office deputies, will conduct increased DUI enforcement patrols on roads within Douglas County, according to a Wednesday statement.

This extra enforcement will continue Nov. 4-5, according to the statement.

On the California side, the Avoid the 6 El Dorado County DUI Task Force will also hold two extra DUI saturation patrols during the holiday weekend, according to a statement from South Lake Tahoe police.

“Far too many people spend hours and hours preparing their Halloween costumes and party plans,” said Sgt. Shannon Laney in the statement. “But too often impaired drivers never plan ahead for their designated driver and end up making the roads scarier than a horror show.”

South Lake Tahoe police and Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies encouraged people who have been drinking to designate a driver or call a taxi.