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DUI checkpoints, patrols, ramped up during holiday period
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Issue 49, Volume 16.
The San Diego County DUI Avoid the 15 Task Force will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving under the influence. The special enforcement crackdown with the county's AVOID the 15 task force will run from December 14 through January 1. Enforcement efforts will include:
DUI/Driver License Checkpoints, DUI saturation patrols, a multi‐agency DUI Taskforce strike team patrol, and a DUI Warrant sweep. Agencies will deploy all available deputies and officers during two maximum enforcement periods – Christmas and New Year's weekends.
December 14 – Sobriety Checkpoints in Vista and Santee, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
December 15 – Warrant Sweep, South Bay
December 15 – Sobriety Checkpoint Lemon Grove and Encinitas, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
December 20 – DUI Saturation Patrol for the Poinsettia Bowl, 5 p.m. to midnight
December 21 – Sobriety Checkpoint San Marcos, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
December 22 – Sobriety Checkpoint Rancho San Diego (AVOID), 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
December 28 – Sobriety Checkpoint Poway and Imperial Beach, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
December 29 – Sobriety Checkpoint Chula Vista, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
December 30 –DUI Saturation Patrol Chargers/Raiders game, 5 p.m. to midnight
December 31 – DUI Saturation Patrol, Sheriff's Department contract cities: San Marcos, Vista, Poway, Encinitas, Lemon Grove, Imperial Beach, and Santee.
"Don't let a DUI ruin your holidays," said Sheriff Bill Gore. "Before you leave home for a holiday party, think about how everyone can get home safely. Designate a sober driver, take a cab or stay the night. We are not going to tolerate impaired driving. So remember, 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.' We will be watching."
The Avoid the 15 Coalition recommends these simple tips for a safe holiday season:
-Plan ahead. If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Designate a sober driver or find another safe way home. Even one too many drinks increases the risk of a crash while driving a motor vehicle.
-If you are impaired, find another way home. Use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.
- Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let them get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, report them ‐ call 911! Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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