FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE) – The Clovis Division is becoming a member of different Fresno County regulation enforcement businesses in saturating the streets as they search for impaired drivers throughout Tremendous Bowl weekend.
Thus far, officers have arrested one individual Saturday night time for driving beneath the affect. Officers are hoping that Sunday can even stay a peaceful night time.
Final yr throughout Tremendous Bowl weekend, Clovis didn’t see a lot exercise when it got here to drunk drivers.
“I labored it and it was pretty quiet,” defined Clovis Police Officer Mark Bradford.
Bradford says the division is doing all it will possibly to verify issues are the identical this yr.
“Yeah, we’re going to have additional DUI saturations and as nicely patrol officers working the shifts on the lookout for impaired drivers.”
Officers could have added patrol on the streets, and they are going to be on the hunt for individuals who shouldn’t be driving.
“Everybody’s in all probability geared as much as have a superb time, we would like you to have a superb time we would like you to drink sensibly, ideally drink at dwelling and never go anyplace however in case you do exit and drink, don’t drive,” stated Bradford.
Bradford says not solely is a DUI preventable, however the fines are costly if you’re caught, and the cost will keep in your driving report for 7 years.
“Should you get arrested for DUI, primary, you get processed and brought to county jail, the judicial system lawyer charges $13,500, lose your license,” Bradford stated.
Bradford stated total, the Clovis Police Division has seen an increase in DUI arrests, however they hope their proactive measures will stop individuals from drunk driving, particularly throughout weekends like Tremendous Bowl weekend.
DUIs are very preventable, I imply, in case you drink and also you begin feeling lightheaded that’s the time to not even drive,” stated Bradford. “It’s safer and cheaper and also you’re not going to injure your self or another person.”
As of 6:00 p.m., one individual has been arrested for driving beneath the affect on Sunday in Clovis. The Clovis Police Division expects to launch the total variety of arrests later this week.