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Police bust two for DUI

Of 530 people who drove through the DUI checkpoint in Grass Valley over Memorial Day weekend, two were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, Grass Valley Police Capt. Dave Remillard said Tuesday.

The number of people who went through the checkpoint on Brunswick Road at Sutton Way Friday night was “an all-time record high,” Remillard said.

“I don’t think we’ve ever had that many drive through in past years,” he added.

The rate of two drunken drivers per 530 motorists was not considered higher than normal, and is “pretty common,” he said.

“Through education and enforcement, our goal is not to have people out there drinking and driving,” Remillard said.

Over the holiday weekend, officers from 50 law enforcement agencies in 10 counties in Northern California arrested 274 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, according to a written statement released Tuesday by the “Avoid the 50” campaign.

“Avoid” programs encourage motorists to avoid being arrested for a DUI by designating a sober driver.

To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail rmoormeister@theunion.com or call 477-4236.

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