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Proactive Approach Reduces DUI and Aggrevated Assualts

Catching people who have had too much to drink before they make a big mistake is reducing DUI and alcohol related aggrevated assualt arrests in Nevada City. Police Chief Tim Foley says when he first came on the job in February he was surprized to see the number of alcohol related driving and assualt arrests.

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Chief Foley says that addressing the issue at the root level is effective. Though not ideal, a charge of public intoxication is better than a DUI, assault, or domestic violence arrest.

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Foley says the numbers in Nevada City are positive.

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With a number of public intoxication arrests in a one area of the city occurring recently, the question arose about establishments in close proximity of each other contributing to the increase of intoxicated behavior. Chief Foley says that was an anomaly and Nevada City in general has a large number of bars.

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Nevada City Police are working with establishment owners to educate them on responsible serving.

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Chief Foley says that by getting to an intoxicated person before they get behind the wheel or become aggressive is key to reducing DUI’s and assault arrests.

1 Comment

October 18, 2014

Justin Thyme

Now NC can be just like GV...after having some drinks at a downtown bar and doing the right thing by walking home so as not to drive and causing no disturbance...get arrested for the non-defensible "Public Intoxication."

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