Concord Police Department Conducting DUI Patrols Saturday night

Concord Police Department Conducting DUI Patrols Saturday night

CONCORD, CA (July 23, 2022) — Additional officers from the Concord Police Department will go out on patrol 7/23/22 from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. The patrols will look for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The Concord Police Department remains committed to keeping the public safe when they are traveling.

“We want everyone to be as safe as possible, especially when they are on the road,” Lt. Gregory Rodriguez said.

Concord Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving does not just mean from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana remain legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home. Your safest bet? Always drive sober.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI will pay a stiff price. This means an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

The California Office of Traffic Safety provided funding for this program. It operates through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.