After a relatively good streak of low DUI numbers during holiday Maximum Enforcement Periods, Nevada County saw an Uptick this Thanksgiving. CHP Officer Greg Tassone says the recent numbers were quite a bit higher than in the past.
Tassone says this is quite a change from previous holidays.
Weather may have been a contributing factor to the increase in collisions, but the DUI number is not weather related.
One of the DUI accidents involved a vehicle leaving the roadway and striking a bridge railing on a private road in the South County. Another DUI arrest in the area of Banner Cross Road involved a collaboration with the Sheriff’s Office. A potentially third DUI collision is under investigation with no details available at this time.
Fortunately none of the collisions involved serious injuries.
Five other arrests also involved the driver be impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Officer Tassone stresses the importance of using a designated driver or alternate mode of transportation if you are consuming alcohol at any holiday events.