With Labor Day just over two weeks away, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department is gearing up for a final crackdown on summertime drunk drivers across the county.
Motors should expect increased DUI patrols beginning Friday, and checkpoints in the following cities:
- Poway – Aug. 21
- Santee & Imperial Beach – Aug. 28
- Imperial Beach & San Marcos – Sept. 4
- Vista – Sept. 5th
- Encinitas – Sept. 6
“There is no excuse for impaired driving,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “The sheriff’s department has a zero tolerance policy. You will go to jail if our deputies catch you drinking and driving.”
Gore recommend that if you do drink, be sure to have a designated driver ready or call a taxi. He also reminded San Diegans of the county’s “social host”ordinance, which targets anyone serving alcohol to a minor.
Funding for the Labor Day DUI checkpoints and patrols is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.