Saturday, May 3, 2008

Cinco de Mayo DUI Enforcement this weekend in California

California DUI lawyer news

Current Press Release


Avoid the 25 California DUI Campaign is deploying special overtime California DUI patrols this weekend to stop and arrest California DUI- impaired drivers celebrating Cinco de Mayo around the region. California DUI / Drunk Driving kills nearly 1600 Californians, while nearly 16,000 died nationally in alcohol-involved crashes.

California DUI police officers, Sheriff Deputies and CHP officers are teaming with community leaders across the state to remind all of those who plan on serving alcohol during Cinco de Mayo festivals and parties this year to plan ahead by designating their sober drivers before the parties begin.

Communities everywhere will see special events, family gatherings, picnics and night spots celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year. California DUI law enforcement agencies are warning that many communities will see events starting Friday, May 2, running through Monday, May 5, celebrating this annual event. “San Bernardino County law enforcement agencies are sending a strong message to remind everyone to ‘Designate a Sober Driver’ before the party begins,” said Sheriff Penrod. “Whether you are meeting a few friends at the local night spot after work or attending a community event, if you plan on drinking alcohol, Don’t Drive! And don’t let your friends drive if you think they are impaired. Thousands of deaths and injuries could be so easily prevented each year if only someone would plan ahead to ensure that everyone has a designated driver.”

Designating a sober driver and not letting friends drive while impaired are just two of simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or an arrest for California DUI - impaired driving.

Plan ahead with these California DUI tips:
• Party hosts and families must limit drinks to your guests, don’t serve more than one or two over several hours
• Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party
• Arrange rides home for your gatherings before your guests arrive
• Report California DUI / Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1

Avoid the 25 Campaign is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California DUI attorneys report.