The Redwood City Police Department will increase DUI saturation patrols in the city from Dec. 14 to Jan. 1.
More officers will be on the road during this period patrolling for suspected DUI, with funding support from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,the police department said.
“Whether drinking at home at a family function or enjoying your evening at a bar or restaurant, it is important that you find a sober ride home,” said Chief of Police Dan Mulholland. “As a responsible adult, it is up to you to make the right decisions and drive sober or use a ride share service. There are no excuses for driving while impaired.”
In California between Dec. 22 and Jan. 2 last year, 25 people were killed and643 injured on California roads, according to data from the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System.