||Moreno Valley Police Department Asks Public to Celebrate Memorial Day Holiday Responsibly
||Moreno Valley Police
||May 20, 2019
||May 24, 2019
||10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
||Undisclosed location in the City of Moreno Valley
||Sergeant Gil Gonzalez
Moreno Valley Police Department Asks Public to Celebrate Memorial Day Holiday Responsibly
Enforcement Efforts Aimed at Stopping Suspected Impaired Drivers
Moreno Valley, Calif. – Memorial Day Weekend is a time many spend with family and friends for outdoor activities but is also what is considered the start of California’s 100 dangerous days of summer on roadways between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
During this time of busy summer travel, Moreno Valley Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, Moreno Valley Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on May 24, 2019 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city of Moreno Valley.
Last Memorial Day, 43 people were injured in alcohol-related collisions, accounting for 25 percent of all injury crashes.
“If you plan on drinking, don’t plan on driving,” Moreno Valley Police Department, Sergeant Gil Gonzalez. “Know beforehand how you are getting home. It’s never worth putting yourself and others at risk by driving when you should not be driving.”
In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Moreno Valley Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana can also affect your ability to drive safely, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.
Moreno Valley Police Department offers these tips to make sure you have a safe Memorial Day holiday and summer:
- Have a sober friend, ride-share, taxi or public transportation be your ride home.
- Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
- Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.
- Check any medications or over-the-counter drugs you are taking and how they may impact your ability to drive.
Funding for DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.