Summer / Labor Day AVOID The 12 DUI Campaign - UPDATE4
Santa Barbara County- September 1st, 2013
Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant
number of DUI arrests thus far, from local routine traffic enforcement
and special ‘AVOID the 12’ DUI deployments in Santa Barbara County.
12:01 AM Friday August 16, 2013 through 6:00 AM Sunday September 1, 2013
officers representing 12 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 145 individuals for
driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. (**NOTE: These numbers are only
provisional with some agencies yet to report**)
On Friday 08-30-13 and Saturday 08-31-13, ‘AVOID the 12’
conducted two sobriety checkpoints in the 400 block of Chapala Street in the
City of Santa Barbara. Officers from the Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa
Maria, and UCSB Police Departments joined forces with deputies from the Santa
Barbara Sheriff’s Office and officers from the California Highway Patrol to
staff the checkpoints.
the two Santa Barbara sobriety checkpoints:
Driving without a Valid Driver’s
Driving on a Suspended Driver’s
Vehicles Impounded for 30
Vehicles Impounded for 1
Felony Drug Arrest:
arrested for DUI:
Michael Branson (06-01-90) of Santa Barbara, CA
· Marco K.
Desantis (05-03-72) of Altadena, CA
Jones (08-06-72) of Santa Barbara, CA
· Jorene L.
Lopez (02-25-72) of Santa Barbara, CA
Mohazzab (09-16-79) of Encino, CA (Also arrested for possession of a
· James Alan
Nilsson (07-23-86) of Virginia Beach,
Sergeevich Pospelov (07-20-86) of Santa Barbara, CA
Sanchez (12-06-88) of Santa Barbara, CA
Justin Schiada (08-1685) of Lompoc, CA
Y. Tafoya Vega (11-06-90) of Carpinteria, CA
component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effect it has on those who might
drive drunk or drugged impaired and bring about more awareness, encouraging
everyone to use sober designated drivers.
Extra DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed in several cities
in Santa Barbara County throughout the remainder of this Labor Day weekend.
DUI arrest data collection will continue through Labor Day
midnight Monday, September 2, 2013. Avoid programs, named for the number of
police agencies in each county, Multiple/DUI Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi
Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols are set region
wide during 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.
For more information
Barbara Sheriff’s Office
Business Hours: (805) 681-4100