The Lodi Police Department's saturation patrol during Memorial Day weekend produced seven DUI arrests, said Sgt. Chris Jacobson of the Lodi Police Department.
The weekend's patrols featured two officers searching for intoxicated drivers each night during the three-day weekend, Jacobson said. Officers stopped 66 vehicles and conducted 14 field sobriety tests during the patrol. Four vehicles were impounded, two drivers were found operating a vehicle with a suspended license and one motorist was arrested for reckless driving, Jacobson said.
Officers also conducted a motorcycle safety patrol on May 28, but only one stop was made due to the heavy winds and rains that day, Jacobson said.
In all, the weekend's patrols were successful, he said.
"There were no fatal accidents, and that's most important thing," Jacobson said. "That's what we're trying to accomplish."
The saturation patrol was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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