This St. Patrick’s Day, the Culver City Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate the holiday responsibly.
Additional officers will be on patrol Thursday, March 17, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. specifically looking for drivers driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
“Have a game plan before you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” Police Chief Manuel Cid said. “Designate a sober driver or make other plans to get home safely.”
During the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, nearly half of all traffic deaths throughout the country involved a drunk driver.
Police Department Chief Manuel Cid wants to warn the community that alcohol is not the only substance that can cause impairment. The use of marijuana, certain prescription medications, some over-the-counter drugs, and most illegal drugs can all lead to a DUI.
If you ever see a suspected drunk driver on the road, call 911.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.