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When it comes to being hit by drunk drivers, the California Highway Patrol has had more enough.

Drivers under the influence have taken a heavy toll on the agency, who wrote in a Facebook post that they’ve had five officers hit by impaired drivers in the past month alone. The agency announced the launch of an “anti-DUI campaign.”

“Out of the last five collisions involving CHP vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area, three were DUI related,” they went on to explain. “These DUI related crashes resulted in the fatal injury to CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri and injuries ranging from minor to moderate to three other CHP officers.”

“All of the collisions could have been prevented through responsible driving by the motorists,” criticized Golden Gate Division Chief, Ernie Sanchez.

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To give a visual representation, the agency released video from a 2016 crash.

Officers are seen addressing someone on the side of a busy highway just before a vehicle careens into their direction. At least one of the officers is thrown dangerously close to the barrier when the out-of-control vehicle hits the one they were near. The other scrambles to safety just in time.

The vehicle spun briefly, hitting several other cars near it. It then stopped, facing oncoming traffic.

Enough Is Enough!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH | CHP LAUNCHES DUI ZERO TOLERANCE CAMPAIGN This video of an impaired driver colliding with a CHP cruiser and officers illustrates just how incredibly dangerous DUI driving is to everyone on our highways, especially CHP Officers who are frequently exposed to traffic in the service to the public. What is even more disturbing is that this video is just one example out of many in recent weeks where impaired drivers have crashed their vehicle into CHP patrol vehicles and CHP personnel. The California Highway Patrol is launching an anti-DUI campaign. In the past 27 days, five CHP officers have been struck by other vehicles while servicing motorists on the freeway. Out of the last five collisions involving CHP vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area, three were DUI related. These DUI related crashes resulted in the fatal injury to CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri and injuries ranging from minor to moderate to three other CHP officers. The two other collisions involving CHP patrol vehicles were not DUI related. In those crashes, one was caused by an errant speeding driver and the other by an elderly driver who drove on the freeway shoulder before impacting a parked CHP motorcycle officer. "All of the collisions could have been prevented through responsible driving by the motorists," said Golden Gate Division Chief, Ernie Sanchez. Driving under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs is against the law. Effective today and through January 31, the motoring public can expect to see the CHP out in force, looking to apprehend impaired drivers before they injure or kill themselves or other innocent motorists. As a show of force, all available personnel, including command staff, middle managers, supervisors, and officers have committed to proactively patrol all state highways with a zero tolerance approach to drunk and/ or drugged drivers. Through funding support of the Office of Traffic Safety, CHP task forces will “rove" San Francisco Bay Area freeways looking for impaired drivers. "The CHP has lost one officer, another is in the hospital with two broken legs, and two others have been sent to the hospital, all because some drivers chose to be irresponsible. It is not common that the Chiefs and command staff go out on patrol to arrest impaired drivers, but we intend to do just that. Enough is enough! The CHP’s core mission is to save lives and prevent injuries and we intend to do just that," Sanchez said.

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Posted by CHP – Golden Gate Division on Monday, January 22, 2018

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Sanchez emphasized the point by explaining how severely the agency has been impacted by irresponsibility:

The CHP has lost one officer, another is in the hospital with two broken legs, and two others have been sent to the hospital, all because some drivers chose to be irresponsible. It is not common that the Chiefs and command staff go out on patrol to arrest impaired drivers, but we intend to do just that. Enough is enough! The CHP’s core mission is to save lives and prevent injuries and we intend to do just that.

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