The Menifee Police Department announced yesterday they plan to hold a DUI saturation patrol tomorrow Friday July 8, 2011, from 7:00pm to 1:00am, in the city of Menifee.
"Make no mistake. Our message is simple. No matter what you drive—a passenger car, pickup, sport utility vehicle or motorcycle—if we catch you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions. No excuses," said Sergeant Dan Lingo. "We will be talking to drivers, making sure they are not impaired, arresting those who are, and getting the word out that impaired driving is not acceptable in the city of Menifee."
The Menifee Police Department advises motorists take the following steps...
- Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin;
- Before drinking, designate a sober driver and give that person your keys;
- If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely;
- If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don't hesitate to call 911.
Drunk driving is one of America's deadliest crimes. In California last year 1,029 people died in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.