Watch for increased impaired driving patrols this holiday weekend.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department wants you to celebrate responsibly this Independence Day by not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Sheriff’s Deputies will be conducting increased impaired driving patrols on Monday, July 4 and throughout the holiday weekend.
In 2021, deputies arrested 909 people for impaired driving in San Diego County. So far in 2022, nearly 450 people have been arrested for driving under the influence by the Sheriff’s Department.
Driving under the influence doesn’t just mean alcohol. It also means driving under the influence of prescription drugs or marijuana.
If you do drink, be sure to have a designated driver, ride sharing service or taxi ready.
Watch our video on the high price of impaired driving by clicking on the above photo or this link. An impaired driving arrest and conviction can cost more than $15,000 in legal and court fees.
Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Funding for the Fourth of July weekend impaired driving patrols is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).