Concord Police steps up DUI patrols for July 4th weekend

Concord and Richmond Police plan joint DUI Enforcement operation Dec. 4Concord, Calif. (July 2, 2021) — Additional officers from the Concord Police Department will be out on patrol Friday, July 2, from 8 PM to 2 AM. They will looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

CPD will run additional patrols on Saturday, July 3, from 6 PM to midnight.

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. Mark Robison said.

Concord Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just 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 or “operating heavy machinery.” This includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are 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. Driving sober is your safest bet.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI will pay a stiff price: an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties. And also a suspended license.