Walter Mencken 10:05 a.m., April 30
Drunk drivers targeted with patrols rather than checkpoints during Cinco de Mayo weekend
Another holiday weekend means another drunk driving crackdown is in the works from the Avoid the 15 organization of local law enforcement groups headed up by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
“Buzzed driving is drunk driving, and is never safe or acceptable,” reminds Sheriff Bill Gore in a release, trumpeting an oft-repeated law enforcement catchphrase cautioning drivers against judging their own sobriety after drinking before encouraging weekend revelers to plan ahead for a ride before cracking open the tequila bottle.
“Avoid” patrols will begin the afternoon of Friday, May 3 and run throughout the weekend, with additional officers on duty across the county looking for potentially intoxicated drivers. Only one DUI/driver’s license checkpoint has been announces as part of the crackdown, to be located at an as-yet undisclosed Vista location from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
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