Translate this page

Sheriff announces DUI crackdown on St. Patrick's Day weekend

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Issue 11, Volume 17.
You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.

SAN DIEGO - San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore announced that beginning Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m. through St. Patrick's Day weekend, a special DUI crackdown will take place countywide.

"The AVOID the 15 DUI Task Force are urging drivers to plan a safe ride home and never get behind the wheel drunk or drugged," said Gore.

Deputies and officers throughout San Diego County will be on high alert cracking down on drunk drivers as part of its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over safety campaign.

Deputies and officers will conduct DUI Patrols this Saint Patrick's Day weekend. In addition to the roaming DUI patrols, DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints are also planned for: Oceanside, Encinitas, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and the City of San Diego.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA says more than 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving drunk drivers during the Saint Patrick's Day weekend from 2006 to 2010.

"Whether you are meeting a few friends at the local pub or attending a local event or party, if alcohol is part of the festivities, make sure you designate a sober driver to get you home safely," said Gore.

Law enforcement officials recommend the following easy steps, for a safe St. Patrickís Day:

*Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin and designate a sober driver.

*If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, donít hesitate to report them ‚Äź Call 911!

*If you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

Funding for the grant comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #1 | Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm
Law Enforcement, terrific and thank you! If it were up to me, you could have DUI checkpoints everyday everywhere! (Of course, it wouldn't hurt for the State of California to have a 0.0% alcohol level law.)

Folks, PLEASE do not drink and drive!
Comment Profile ImageThanks...
Comment #2 | Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm
for the heads up. Ill take the back roads; no nazi checkpoints for me.
Comment Profile Imagegrunt
Comment #3 | Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm
@thanks - and thank you for doing so - less chance of me being hit by you on the I-15 or other major roads.
Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #4 | Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm
Thanks #2, so what you are saying is that idiots DO exist.
Comment Profile ImageDisgusted
Comment #5 | Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 10:47 am
Of course if "thanks" takes the back roads and runs into a ditch it will take longer to find him......
Comment Profile Imagecitizen
Comment #6 | Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm
If you are stopped at a DUI/immigration inspection checkpoint remember that your only obligation is to hand the police officer/border patrol agent your registration and driver's license. You aren't under any obligation to talk to them or even legally obligated to engage in a field sobriety test. If the officer begins to ask you any questions such as "have you had anything to drink tonight?" or "where are you going to/coming from?" or "are you a US citizen?" or any other question whatsoever, tell the officer you respectfully decline citing your 5th Amendment rights under the Constitution. They can force you to submit to a blood alcohol test if they claim that they believe you are under the influence. You have the right to however specify which test you will submit to (either blood or breath). Always insist on a blood test as the breathalyzer is often times wrong.

Remember you have rights. Actively asserting those rights is no crime and only by the assertion of rights do we in a free society maintain our rights. Remember the police are not your friends!
Comment Profile ImageThanks
Comment #7 | Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 6:43 pm
@citizen. Exactly. Know your rights people. It's not about getting away with DUI, it's about being informed.

Article Comments are contributed by our readers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Fallbrook Village News staff. The name listed as the author for comments cannot be verified; Comment authors are not guaranteed to be who they claim they are.


Add your Comment


Images, Formatting, or HTML is not allowed : plain text only. You may post up to 5 website addresses within your comment.


The Fallbrook Village News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.

RSS FeedFacebookTwitter

Advertisement for Stellar Solar


Most Commented

Reach Local Customers

The Fallbrook Village News The Fallbrook Village News
760-723-7319 - 1588 S. Mission Rd. Suite 200, Fallbrook CA 92028
All contents copyright ©2015
About Us
Earthquake Information
Business Listings
Contact Us
Letter to the Editor
Report a website error
Online Digital Edition
RSS Feeds