CHULA VISTA, CA - Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department's DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying officers on a saturation patrol this weekend to crack down on drunk driving in the city's ongoing effort to improve traffic safety, save lives and prevent injuries. Officers will be targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver.
If you drive drunk or impaired from alcohol or drugs, Chula Vista PD will be looking for you. If you're over the limit, you will be arrested. The Chula Vista Police Department urges citizens to use designated drivers.
Chula Vista PD will be conducting this "Zero Tolerance" DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, May 13th, 2011, targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver. Funding for the patrol is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Since 2005, the number of alcohol involved fatalities has been dropping in Chula Vista, thanks to efforts like this. "Despite out successes here in Chula Vista, law enforcement and the public must continue to work toward zero DUI deaths," said Chula Vista Police Chief David Bejarano.
"Law enforcement officers are doing more to remove drunk drivers from California's streets and highways thanks to our DUI traffic safety funding," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. "But everyone can help make their communities safer. If you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."
The DUI Saturation Patrol will deploy within the city limits of Chula Vista on Friday night starting at approximately 9:00 p.m.
Funding for this operation was provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"DRUNK DRIVING. OVER THE LIMIT. UNDER ARREST."
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