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San Diego County Labor Day Weekend DUI Patrols

San Diego County CA— Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind you to be responsible and not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Watch for increased impaired driving patrols by deputies across the county beginning on Friday, August 31st through Labor Day on Monday, September 3rd.

During Labor Day weekend 2017 (Friday, September 1st through Monday, September 4th, 2017), deputies arrested 19 drivers on suspicion of impaired driving across San Diego County. So far this year, the Sheriff’s Department has arrested 739 people for impaired driving.

“Impaired driving doesn’t just mean alcohol,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “If you’re caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including marijuana, you will spend Labor Day weekend in jail .”

Do the responsible thing: Say No To Impaired Driving. If you do drink, be sure to have a designated driver ready or call a ride-sharing service.

Here are some sober rider options:

  • MTS (Bus and Trolley): http://goo.gl/5X13j
  • NCTD (Bus and Coaster/Sprinter): http://goo.gl/1Lxdpr

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over. Watch our public safety video on the high price of impaired driving by following the Sheriff’s Department on VIMEO: https://goo.gl/NsnA0a.

This Labor Day weekend, be aware of San Diego County’s “Social Host” ordinance. Anyone caught serving alcohol to a minor will be arrested and booked into jail.

You can report underage drinking to the Sheriff’s Department by calling our non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.

You can also learn more about your responsibility as a “Social Host” by visiting: https://www.sdsheriff.net/social-host/.

Funding for the Labor Day weekend impaired driving patrols/checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).