February 25, 2024
A DUI checkpoint in San Diego. Courtesy San Diego Police

Police warned the general public Monday towards driving whereas impaired, urging individuals to rejoice the vacation season responsibly by not driving below the affect of medicine or alcohol.

“Impaired driving isn’t simply harmful, it’s unlawful,” stated Sgt. Gregory Minter of the San Diego Police Division. “Let’s make this a joyful and secure vacation season for everybody on the street. This enforcement interval permits us to get the message out that it’s important to behave responsibly and plan a sober trip house.”

The SDPD encourages everybody to remain in for the night time or have a “go safely” recreation plan in place by scheduling a trip or designating a sober driver.

Impaired driving isn’t just from alcohol, however might be from different substances together with marijuana, prescription medicines and over-the-counter medication.

In December 2021 alone, 1,013 individuals nationally had been killed in alcohol- impaired driving crashes, in accordance with the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.

Throughout this vacation season, the SDPD could have extra officers on patrol in search of drivers suspected of being inebriated and/or medication. The high-visibility enforcement effort is a part of a nationwide marketing campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”