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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Weekend Responsibly

May 3, 2019

On Saturday, May 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., the Garden Grove Police Department will deploy additional officers on patrol 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,” said Police Chief Tom DaRé. “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 the Cinco de Mayo DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.