April 16, 2024
A traditional San Diego Sheriff’s cruiser within the St. Patrick’s Day parade from just a few years in the past. Courtesy sheriff’s division

Authorities Friday warned San Diego-area residents planning to have a good time St. Patrick’s Day that legislation enforcement might be out in pressure, in search of individuals driving drunk or medication.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Division mentioned it’ll deploy extra patrols over a 12-hour interval, beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, the day on which the vacation honoring Eire’s foremost patron saint falls.

Likewise, Carlsbad and Escondido police might be placing further precedence on DUI enforcement over the weekend, the departments introduced.

The California Freeway Patrol can be anticipated to step up enforcement.

Final St. Patrick’s Day, three dozen motorists have been arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving within the San Diego space, in keeping with the sheriff’s division.

To this point this yr, a complete of 1,342 individuals have been jailed on DUI costs within the county, the company reported.

“St. Patrick’s Day is a time for celebration, but it surely’s essential to have a good time responsibly,” Escondido Police Chief Ed Varso mentioned. “Designating a sober driver earlier than the festivities start can save lives. It’s a easy approach to verify everybody touring on our roads will get house safely.”

Grants from the California Workplace of Visitors Security supplied funding for the businesses’ elevated vacation DUI enforcement.

–Metropolis Information Service