Fourteen people were arrested over the weekend in a crackdown on drunk drivers. 

The Bakersfield Police Department said that 141 people were contacted during stepped-up patrols on Saturday and Sunday in areas of town that see the most arrests and collisions relating to people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The goal of the saturation patrols were to try to reduce DUI-related accidents over the New Year’s holiday.

The department said that 31 people were detained to evaluate their sobriety. Out of the 14 people that were arrested, three had previous DUIs. Six of them were under the influence of both drugs and alcohol, police said.

The stepped-up patrols were funded by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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141 contacts and 14 arrested. Wow! Compared to the actual number of drivers who were under the influence at that moment....well it leaves me underwhelmed. But at least we spent the money and made an effort. I was home asleep in my own bed.

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