The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind you to be responsible and not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs this Labor Day weekend.
Watch for increased impaired driving patrols by deputies across the county beginning on Friday, September 3 through Labor Day on Monday, September 6.
The Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Substation will also be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Imperial Beach on Friday, September 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
During Labor Day weekend 2020 (Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2020), 89 people were arrested countywide for DUI.
So far in 2021, more than 4,300 people have been arrested across San Diego County for impaired driving.
“Labor Day weekend may be the unofficial end of summer, but that’s no excuse to drive impaired,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “Do the responsible thing: don’t drink and drive.”
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 Labor Day weekend impaired driving patrols/checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).Click here for more information