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Placerville, CA – The Avoid the 6 DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUISaturation Patrols countywide to stop and arrest drunk or drugged drivers and heighten awareness of the deadlyimpact alcohol and drugs on this first holiday weekend of the summer season.
It’s the college and high school graduation season which will bring about many celebrations so law enforcementis reminding everyone not to drink and drive, nor ride with someone who has been drinking. Additional officerswill deploy to stop and arrest those who drive impaired by either alcohol and/or drugs.The summer season has arrived with the 3-day holiday weekend kicking off weekend trips and celebrations.Law enforcement reminds everyone to make sure to use a ‘Designated Sober Driver’ to prevent arrest or worse,a deadly driving tragedy.
The County’s DUI Task Force kicks off Friday night by deploying special DUI Saturation Patrols deploying inthe cities of Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, and the unincorporated areas in county. More local DUI SaturationPatrols will be out on Saturday and Sunday nights in the cities of Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, and theunincorporated areas in county. The California Highway Patrol is deploying all available officers MemorialDay weekend onto freeways and county roads as part of their Maximum Enforcement Period.
Law enforcement region-wide is asking for everyone’s support this holiday weekend and all summer long:
In addition to the Memorial Day DUI crackdown, law enforcement nationwide is looking to stop and ticketthose who have failed to buckle up or secure young passengers. Remember Click It or Ticket!
Funding for the Avoid DUI Task Force is by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through theNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Avoid Task Force will deploy checkpoints and DUIpatrols next during the Independence Day Holiday and for the summer August/Labor Day DUI Mobilization.
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