Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2019

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2019

Posted: 12/16/2019






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 16, 2019

 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

 

ELK GROVE, CA – The Elk Grove Police Department encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol may be involved to use a designated sober driver.

 

This holiday season, from Dec. 13 to New Year’s, Elk Grove Police Department will have more officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

 

In addition, Elk Grove Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint Friday December 20, 2019 from 7:00pm to 3:00am at an undisclosed location in the city of Elk Grove. “Unfortunately, this time of year is when we see more people driving impaired,” Lieutenant Eric White said. “There is no excuse for driving after drinking or using drugs that impair. There are many ways to get home safely without driving.”

 

Elk Grove Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs.

 

So if you are hosting a holiday party, offer non-alcoholic drinks for designated sober drivers and monitor how people are getting home. If someone has been drinking and tries to leave, offer to have them stay the night or take ride-share home.


Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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