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Calif. sheriff's office uses video cameras to make DUI arrests

Alameda County Sheriff's Office deputies are using small video cameras, clipped to five deputies' uniforms, that will be turned on during field-sobriety tests


By Chris De Benedetti
Contra Costa Times

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Motorists who act recklessly behind the wheel this final holiday weekend will risk receiving something nearly as embarrassing as a night behind bars: having their arrest captured on video.

That will be especially true on county roads through Sunday, as Alameda County Sheriff's Office deputies are using a new tool for catching drunken drivers: a small video camera, clipped to five deputies' uniforms, that will be turned on during field-sobriety tests.

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