Posted on August 17, 2021
| 4:50 p.m.
As family and friends plan holidays throughout the closing days of summer season, the Goleta Police Division is reminding everybody to remain secure by at all times selecting a sober strategy to go.
Irrespective of the way you have a good time the top of summer season and Labor Day weekend, make sure to take action responsibly. Take the required precautions to guard your self and your loved ones by buckling up, ditching the distractions, following the pace restrict, and by no means driving impaired.
To assist hold the group secure throughout the busy late summer season and Labor Day weekend journey season, the Goleta Police Division can have extra officers on patrol Wednesday, Aug. 18 via Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, searching for drivers suspected of driving inebriated and/or medication.
The elevated efforts to deal with impaired driving are a part of a nationwide enforcement marketing campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Along with roving patrols, the Goleta Police Division will maintain a DUI checkpoint 6 p.m. Friday Aug. 27, to 2 a.m. Saturday Aug. 28, in an undisclosed location inside the metropolis limits.
“Driving impaired is dangerous and places your self and others round you in critical hazard,” mentioned Sgt. Noel Rivas. “If you’re taking a street journey over the following few weeks, make good selections, and drive like your closest family and friends are within the vehicles round you.”
Driving whereas impaired isn’t just from alcohol. Pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines and marijuana can also impair. In case you plan on consuming or taking medicines with a driving warning label, let somebody who’s sober drive. In case you see somebody driving impaired, name 9-1-1.
Funding for this program is supplied by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, via the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration. The town of Goleta contracts with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Workplace for legislation enforcement companies.