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On New Year's Eve 2012 Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office will conduct DUI saturation patrols as part of a state wide effort to remove impaired drivers from the highways.

On New Year’s Eve 2012 the Utah County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting saturation patrols in Utah County. Areas that will receive focus are those that typically have been problematic in terms of impaired driving in the past. These patrols will be conducted as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign which is organized and funded by the Utah Highway Safety Office (UHSO). Many other agencies within Utah County and across the state will also be conducting DUI patrols.

New Year’s Eve typically sees a high incidence of impaired driving violations. This year’s UHSO holiday enforcement period has run from December 13, 2012 and the last day of the program is January 1, 2013. During this period deputies with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office have made 20 DUI arrests and numerous alcohol and drug related arrests, including the arrest of several individuals who were, along with DUI, arrested for drug distribution.

On New Years Eve the Utah County Sheriff’s Office will have at least 12 deputies working 5 hour DUI enforcement shifts. Our approach will be Zero tolerance for any kind of DUI. Whether it be alcohol or drug impairment, Not-a-Drop, or metabolite, the violator will be arrested and their car will be impounded.

For questions call Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff’s Office, (801)404-1912.