Operation “Avoid the 30” netted 700 arrests just over the past two weeks. “The 30” refers to the number of participating agencies. This was a pretty large operation:
The end-of-summer Riverside County Avoid the 30 campaign — named for the number of police agencies involved — got under way on Aug. 16 and went through Labor Day.
Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints were deployed in a number of locations, including Banning, Beaumont, Corona, La Quinta, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside and Temecula.
The above-cited article article clearly touts this as a success, but there is no mention of how many DUI cases were actually filed or how this two-week period compares to a “normal” two-week summer stretch without all the extra law enforcement.