The ongoing struggle with Demon Rum

Yesterday’s press release from the Petaluma Police Department updating the efforts of the current DUI campaign is another chapter in the long story about our “relationship” with alcohol.

Monday, August 29, 2011 DUI Campaign UPDATE

Community: 20 Arrested on Sunday During DUI Warrant Sweep 141 Arrested by DUI Task Force
Day 10 of 18 – Through Sunday, August 28, 2011
Total Arrests 141
DUI Arrests 111
DUI Probation Arrests 7
DUI Warrant Arrests 23
Total DUI Collisions 4
DUI Fatal Collisions 0
DUI Injury Collisions 4

In the 19th Century, abstinence was believed to be the solution.  An artifact of this movement may be found in downtown Petaluma…

© Frank Simpson

The abstinence campaign eventually led to Prohibition, which of course, failed.  At least today’s DUI campaign presents some real consequences for those who get behind the wheel.


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