SAN DIEGO (CNS) — Deputies will likely be looking out for impaired drivers this vacation weekend, conducting additional patrols in San Diego County beginning Wednesday and persevering with via Sunday.
In response to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division, “the purpose is easy: to get folks driving drunk and/or medicine off our roadways.”
“Please have fun responsibly this Thanksgiving by not consuming and driving,” Sheriff Invoice Gore mentioned in a information launch. “In case you do drink, have a chosen driver prepared or use public transportation or a trip service.”
Sheriff’s officers additionally mentioned that driving underneath the affect would not simply contain consuming alcohol: Prescription remedy, over-the-counter medicine, and marijuana can even impair drivers.
Thus far this 12 months, 5,940 folks have been booked into county jails for impaired driving, based on the Sheriff’s Division, which made 773 of these arrests.
In the course of the 2020 Thanksgiving vacation interval, 75 folks had been booked into jail for driving underneath the affect, with deputies making 9 of these arrests.
Anybody who sees an impaired driver on the street is urged to name Sheriff’s Division at 858-565-5200.