In 2014, 1,400 people have been arrested for DUI by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, attorneys share.
In 2013, San Diego DUI deputies arrested 1,888 people for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or San Diego DUI, lawyers remind.
December has been declared National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The Sheriff’s Department works all year long to protect everyone from impaired drivers. Their anti-San Diego DUI campaign is this:
“Some people will forget to be responsible and drink and drive this holiday season,” said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore. “Never get behind the wheel after drinking. Remember: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER!”
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the nation for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to stop impaired driving this holiday season.
From December 12th to January 1st, deputies will be conducting additional San Diego DUI patrols to find impaired drivers before they hurt or kill someone.
San Diego DUI Deputies will also conduct a warrant service operation targeting DUI offenders who failed to appear in court.
San Diego DUI Checkpoints are scheduled between 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in the following Sheriff’s contract cities:
• December 19 – Imperial Beach and Santee
• December 20 – Encinitas.
San Diego Sheriff’s Department has these tips for a safe holiday season:
• Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin
• Before drinking, designated a sober driver and leave your car keys at home
• If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation
• If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 9-1-1 immediately
Here are some San Diego DUI sober rider options for the holidays:
• Tipsy Tow
• Be My Designated Driver
• Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
• North County Transit District (NCTD)
If you are arrested for a San Diego DUI, you will go to San Diego County jail unless you are in Chula Vista, Carlsbad or Coronado; then you may go to their local jail.
Funding for this San Diego DUI enforcement program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety.