Increased DUI patrols for Cinco de Mayo |

Increased DUI patrols for Cinco de Mayo

the Truckee Police Department
Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE and#8212; Area law enforcement will increase patrols for Cinco de Mayo, looking for drivers under the influence.

Truckee Police, as part of the and#8220;Avoid the 5and#8221; partnership between law enforcement in Nevada County, will increase roving DUI patrols in town May 5, according to a press release, in an effort to and#8220;lower deaths and injuries with so many local establishments offering discounted drink offers in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo promotional activities.and#8221;

and#8220;Communities everywhere will see special events and night spots celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year,and#8221; said Capt. Dave Remillard of the Grass Valley Police Department in a press release. and#8220;Do your part this year and make your celebration memorable by designating non-drinking drivers before the first Margarita is ever mixed.and#8221;

Local police and California Highway Patrol officers will look for weaving, wide turns, failing to go on a green light, driving below the speed limit, aggressive or reckless driving and drivers who appear drunk behind the wheel, according to the release.

Officers will be stopping errant drivers and checking for the signs of intoxication, conducting field sobriety tests, arresting those who are intoxicated and impounding vehicles of those with suspended or no license.

and#8220;Drunk driving is simply not worth the risk. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for impaired driving can be significant,and#8221; said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. and#8220;Violators often face jail time, the loss of their driverand#8217;s license, higher insurance rates, attorney fees, time away from work, and dozens of other expenses. So donand#8217;t take the chance. Remember, if you are over the limit, you are under arrest.and#8221;

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and#8220;Avoid the 5 DUI Taskforceand#8221; funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

and#8212; This story was e-mailed to Greyson Howard via