Concord Police Department To Conduct DUI Enforcement Operations

March 14, 2019 10:00 am · 8 comments

Officers from the Concord Police Department will be out on March 15 between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

DUI saturation patrols will take place in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads.

In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Concord Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.

Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Police encourage drivers to follow these tips to avoid a DUI:

  • Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.
    Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
  • Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the Concord Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Ricardoh March 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Picking on the Irish this weekend. Good

Simonpure March 14, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Back in the day we would host Super Bowl parties every year. Our guest would have to drop their keys in my mail box (locked) before they could enter the house. It worked very well.
To take someones keys away after they are impaired can be difficult at best.

Dawg March 14, 2019 at 11:23 AM

I can’t help but wonder how many accidents have multiple factors, such as texting while driving under the influence.

TraumaRx March 14, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Just saying if you do decide to drink and drive make sure you wear your seatbelt.

Carnac the Magnificent March 14, 2019 at 1:45 PM

but if I don’t drink and drive I can forgo the seatbelt?

Nunya March 14, 2019 at 3:38 PM

thank God no illegal aliens will be harmed

BOB March 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Watch out for those out of control trees getting in the street!!!

Alcoholic and anonymous March 15, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Party with non alcoholic beer!? What a concept! Never thought of that!!!!

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