Vernon Police Plan DUI Enforcement This Weekend

October 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Vernon Police Department will be looking for alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in their city this weekend.

Vernon police said the department will deploy officers on Friday Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 31 –Halloween – during nighttime and early morning hours to areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. The stepped up enforcement is in conjunction with the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.

“High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes,” said police, adding that research shows crashes can be reduced up to 20 % when DUI enforcement activities are advertised and conducted on a regular basis.

In 2014, there were 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 injuries from alcohol involved collisions. Having a designated driver could have prevented those tragedies, according the Vernon police.

“DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze,” Vernon police reminded the public, explaining that marijuana and prescription medications can have the same tragic consequences.

CHP, Police Step Up Holiday DUI Enforcement

June 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Authorities Wednesday warned Southlanders that officers will be out in force during the three-day Fourth of July weekend looking for motorists driving while impaired.

The “maximum enforcement period” begins at 6:01 p.m. Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, the CHP reported.

“All available officers will be watching for motorists who are speeding, distracted or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.
“Saving lives is always the first concern for our officers,” he said.

“Motorists will help make everyone’s holiday safer by driving sober, fastening their seat belts, and obeying the speed limits.”

During last year’s holiday weekend, 26 people were killed on the state’s roadways.

“Our officers would rather provide education and other aid to motorists than write tickets,” Farrow said. “However, they will be looking for anyone who is driving impaired and posing a danger on the roadways.”

People are urged to report drunken drivers by calling 911.

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