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Redding Police Department
Thursday December 27th, 2012 :: 07:18 a.m. PST

Press Release - DUI Fatalities Up

For Immediate Release December 26, 2012

Officer Jacob Provencio, Redding Police Dept. (530)351-5965,

DUI Arrests Down & DUI Fatalities Up

The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the Six DUI deployments in Shasta County.

From 12:01 AM on Friday, December 14, 2012 through midnight on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 officers representing six county law enforcement agencies have arrested 38 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2011 49 DUI arrests occurred during the same twelve (12) day time period.

Tragically, there was a death that may be a result of impaired driving in our area. California Highway Patrol officers responded to a single vehicle collision on Platina Road in Igo, CA. Although the investigation is continuing, the preliminary investigation indicates David R. Waldrop, 56 years, of Redding was fatally injured when he was driving a Chevrolet that left the roadway prior to striking a fence and tree. It is believed alcohol may have been a factor in the collision. Last year there were no alcohol related deaths during this same time period.

Redding Police officers arrested the following persons:
• Steven Carl Major, 24 years, of Redding
• Rajdeep Singh Mundi, 21 years, of Redding
• Harrison John Lucero, 20 years, of Redding
• Yvette Constance Kwake, 49 years, of Redding
• Cory Douglas Frizzell, 24 years, of Redding was arrested after the vehicle he was driving struck two parked vehicles on Gold Street. His passenger, Wesley Joseph Crabill, 24 years, of Redding was arrested for a violation of his DUI probation.

California Highway Patrol officers arrested:
• Kimberly Rachel Fitzpatrick, 45 years, of Redding

(**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)

Over the course of the next several days of the campaign a DUI Checkpoint will be conducted in the city of Anderson, extra DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed and all regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. The CHP are deploying all available officers for their Maximum Enforcement Period during the New Year’s holiday weekend through Midnight Tuesday, January 1st.

All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. Multiple DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols are all part of this region-wide crackdown during the 19 day Winter Holiday Campaign.

Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911! Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. DUI arrest data collection will continue through New Year’s Weekend, midnight Sunday, January 1, 2013.

Redding Police Department
777 Cypress Ave
Redding, CA 96001

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 530-225-4200

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