Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco De Mayo Checkpoints in California: Drivers beware - do not get a DUI tonight

Cinco de Mayo marks the date, in 1862, of the Battle of Puebla in Mexico but tonight's DUI battle will be different: California DUI lawyers are told cops will be out tonight throughout the state, looking for drunk drivers and making DUI arrests to try to win the MADD Most DUI Arrests Award of the year! For those who are planning to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a drink or two, law enforcement officials want to remind them to find a designated driver and not to drink and drive.

Tonight is the Cinco de Mayo holiday, so many San Bernardino County Sheriff’s stations and the CHP will be increasing the number of patrol officials on the streets and highways. The CHP Victorville station will also have additional units out roving the highways and freeways on the lookout for impaired drivers, according California dui attorneys. This year’s holiday falls during the week, officials predict they may not see as many partiers as if it were on a weekend, but said that the extra precautions are still necessary. Officials note a decline in DUI-related crashes in California to ramped-up patrol and more aggressive DUI enforcement campaigns.

California drunk driving law enforcement will be in force tonight looking for motorists who may choose to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a little too much alcohol. "Cinco de Mayo has become a big night out, especially for young adults," stated Paradise police Lt. Al Billington in a press release Monday.

Billington, a spokesman for Butte County's "Avoid the Eight" DUI task force, said officers from all eight local law enforcement agencies will have special DUI patrols on area roadways. He said anyone planning to celebrate should designate a sober driver before festivities begin. He warned that anyone stopped for driving under the influence will be arrested. Patrols will be especially heavy in the Gridley area, and on major roadways in California Highway Patrol jurisdictions throughout California.