Cinco de Mayo is near:Please Celebrate Responsibly

Release Date/Time: 5/1/2019 11:27 AM
Incident:Cinco de Mayo is near:Please Celebrate Responsibly
Date: May 5, 2019
Location:City of Salinas

Cinco de Mayo is near: Please Celebrate Responsibly

Salinas, Ca. — For many people across the country, Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a time for fun and celebrations that may involve drinking. The holiday, which happens to fall on a Sunday this year, is a reminder to the public to celebrate responsibly and not drive impaired.This May 5, Salinas Police Department will have additional officers on patrol ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

'We understand the importance of this day to many people, but it does not give you an excuse to drink and drive,” Salinas Police Department Traffic Sgt. Hampson said. 'There are many options to get home safely that don't involve you driving.”

Salinas Police Department encourages everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share or public transportation. Salinas Police Department also wants to remind everyone that a 'DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana can all be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

Funding for Cinco de Mayo DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Release Authorized by:Miguel Cabrera
Telephone:831 758-7289

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