Friday, November 30, 2012

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Controls vows to help local San Diego authorities crack down on underage drinking, alcohol-related crimes including DUI / drunk driving and drugs, thanks to $100 K, attorneys say

San Diego County Sheriff's Holiday Watch program began over Thanksgiving weekend and will continue through the first week of January 2013, California DUI attorneys are warned.

Over last holiday weekend in San Diego County, twenty-eight arrests were made including DUI / drunk driving, Drunk in public, possession of a stolen vehicle and stolen property, possession of marijuana, and urinating in public, lawyers are told.

In July 2012, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department received a grant of $100,000 from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The money is to be spent in the communities patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department to help fight alcohol related-crimes and educate ABC-licensed businesses.

California ABC Grant Assistance Program's local San Diego goal is to partner with San Diego county law enforcement agencies to help make communities safer. The cooperative efforts of the Sheriff’s Department and ABC are aimed at building positive working relationships between all stakeholders and increasing safety in San Diego County.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Encinitas Station and Agents from Alcohol Beverage Control conducted a zero tolerance drunk in public sweep in the City of Encinitas California last weekend, 1 of several operations scheduled.