Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign
The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is celebrated through picnics, pool parties and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday is also one of the deadliest, with alcohol and drug impaired drivers endangering themselves and others on America’s roadways.
This year, the Corona Police Department is partnering with police, Sheriff’s and the CHP across the state to stop impaired drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 19 through September 6, 2017.
DUI saturation patrols will be deploying during this time to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and motorcyclists. A DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint will be deployed on August 25th between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.
The Corona Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drives that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana use can also be impairing especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
If you would like to learn more about this program, please call Traffic Sergeant Mike Nielsen at (951) 739-4885 or email him at Michael.Nielsen@CoronaCA.gov.