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Cinco de Mayo- DUI Enforcement

DATE: May 3, 2019

SUBJECT: Cinco de Mayo weekend DUI Enforcement

LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: Garden Grove

DATE/TIME OF OCCURRENCE: May 4th, 2019

NARRATIVE:

Cinco de Mayo is near: Please Celebrate Responsibly

Garden Grove, Calif. — For many people across the country, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is a time for fun and celebrations that may involve drinking.

The holiday, which happens to fall on a Sunday this year, is a reminder to the public to celebrate responsibly and not drive impaired.

This May 4th, The Garden Grove Police Department will have additional officers on patrol from 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM, ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“We understand the importance of this day to many people, but it does not give you an excuse to drink and drive,” Garden Grove Police Department Chief Tom Dare said. “There are many options to get home safely that don’t involve you driving.”

The Garden Grove Police Department encourages everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share or public transportation. The Garden Grove Police Department also wants to remind everyone that a “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana can all be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

Funding for Cinco de Mayo DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carl Whitney, Lieutenant Professional Standards Division / PIO
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