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Posted on: December 18, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Boozers Beware - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Hemet Police Avoid the 30 DUI


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Hemet, CA— This holiday season, police officers, sheriff deputies, and the CHP will be out in force cracking down on impaired drivers throughout the region with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement.

From December 13, 2013, through January 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be
watching for impaired drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers.

The Avoid the 30 DUI Task Force will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers with plans in place for twenty DUI/driver’s license checkpoints, three multi-agency task force operations and forty DUI saturation patrols. (**See attached schedule for the 20 day mobilization for dates and city locations).

Every law enforcement agency in Riverside County is prepared to stop and arrest any impaired driver to keep roads safe. Nationally, from 2007 to 2011, statistics from December only show there were 4,169 people killed in crashes that involved drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) of .08% or higher. In California, during the same time period, 505 people were killed and thousands seriously injured. Drunk drivers often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates and dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and repairs, to lost wages due to time off from work. Even worse, an impaired driver can cause a traffic collision that claims someone’s life or their own.

Please follow these tips to keep the holidays safe and happy:
Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested.

If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, a sober friend or a family member. Use public
transportation or use a sober ride program. The Auto Club (AAA) sponsors a complimentary
Tipsy Tow service on New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July. This service offers free rides to
drivers who have been drinking. Ask for a Tipsy Tow by calling 1-800-400-4AAA (4222).
Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.
If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save
someone’s life and your inaction could cost a life.

Remember, it is never safe to drink and drive:
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

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