Public safety officials say more than 400 people were arrested in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties on DUI charges over the holidays, as officers from more than two dozen law enforcement agencies in the region tried to keep roads safe.
In Ventura County, 254 people were arrested during a 17 day long campaign which involved 14 different agencies. And, in Santa Barbara County, 154 people were arrested over 17 days, including 49 over the New Year’s weekend. 12 agencies were involved in the Santa Barbara County effort. Agencies throughout the region worked together, using tactics like extra DUI patrols, sobriety checkpoints, and warrant sweeps