Starting today through Sept. 3, the Redwood City Police Department is deploying DUI saturation patrols targeting drunk or impaired drivers.
The effort is part of a national Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign partnering police departments, sheriff’s offices and the California Highway Patrol.
“The enforcement campaign will continue through the Labor Day holiday weekend, which is one of the deadliest times of year in terms of alcohol-involved traffic deaths,” the Redwood City Police Department said in a statement Friday.
Chief of Police Dan Mulholland added, “This campaign is not about issuing citations. It is about reinforcing the message that driving while impaired is illegal and dangerous to you, your family and your community.”
The police department offered these simple tips to stay safe — and not get busted:
- Always designate a sober driver.
- Use public transportation or a ride sharing service to get home.
- Have a friend or family member who is about to drive buzzed or impaired? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely.
- Report drunk drivers – call 911.
The DUI operation is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.