Concord Police will hold DUI Enforcement Operations June 14

Concord Police Department will hold DUI Enforcement Operations June 14Officers from the Concord Police Department will be out this Friday, June 14, between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. looking for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

DUI “saturation patrols” will take place in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads.

In recent years, California has seen an increase in crashes from drug-impaired driving. Concord Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to merit a DUI check .Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Concord Police Department encourages drivers to follow these tips:

  • Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking  –  ride-share, cab or public transportation to get home.
  • If you see someone who is clearly impaired trying to drive, take their keys and help them make arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Call 911 to report a suspected drunk driver
  • If you’re hosting a party, offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they’re getting home.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the cost of a DUI arrest to exceed $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses, not to mention possible jail time.

Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the Concord Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.