Napa Police arrested four people for DUI during a special patrol Saturday night.
Police said five officers
worked the operation from 6 p.m.-3 a.m., resulting in 53 vehicle stops.
During those 53 vehicle stops, officers noticed seven drivers displayed or admitted
to symptoms of alcohol or drug consumption.
Officers evaluated those seven drivers and subsequently arrested four of them for DUI. Three of those drivers were arrested for DUI-alcohol.
The fourth driver, Marco
Antonio Soria, 20, of Napa, was stopped at Jefferson and Yellowstone for a vehicle code violation and police allege there was the strong odor of marijuana inside the vehicle.
Soria allegedly admitted to having just smoked concentrated cannabis and did not pass the
field sobriety test. He was subsequently arrested for driving under the
influence of drugs and a search of his person and vehicle revealed that he was
in possession of concentrated cannabis.
He was arrested on suspicion of DUI-drugs and possession of concentrated cannabis,
which is a felony.
from the Napa Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be out this
weekend to stop and arrest alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers.
DUI Saturation Patrols will be in force on Saturday, Oct. 26, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.
“This is a ‘Zero Tolerance’ crackdown, so 'Drive Sober or
Get Pulled Over'!” said Napa Police Sgt.
In California, this
deadly crime led to 774 deaths in 2011 because someone failed to designate a
sober driver, he said.
Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed two lives and resulted in 22 injury crashes harming 25 of our friends and neighbors, Campagna said.
“California’s roadways are very much safer today than they were just a few years ago,” Campagna said. “The Napa Police Department will be keeping the pressure on through enforcement and public awareness so that we can continue saving lives and prevent injuries.”
Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!