700 DUI Arrests in Riverside County Over Last Two Weeks!

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.