DUI Patrols in Santa Barbara on May 5
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
Whether it is meeting with a small group of friends or holding a virtual get together, Santa Barbara Police Department encourages the public to celebrate the holiday responsibly by designating a sober driver.
May 5th, 2021; On Cinco de Mayo, the Santa Barbara Police Department will have additional Officers on patrol from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
“Don’t ruin the celebrations by putting yourself and others at risk and driving impaired,” Sgt. S. Trujillo said. “If you’re planning on drinking, plan on getting a sober ride home.”
The Santa Barbara Police Department also reminds the public that in addition to alcohol, drugs may also impair, including marijuana. Always be sure to check your medications and avoid driving after use if there is a “do not operate heavy machinery,” “may cause drowsiness” or other warning label.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.