The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI Enforcement Team is deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers on Friday, August 19 from 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Laguna Woods.
“Think before you drink,” said Deputy Richard Oates from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Bureau. “This is a ‘zero-tolerance’ crackdown so drive sober or get pulled over!’”
If you’re drinking and driving, law enforcement will find and arrest you. No warnings, no excuses. The only way to truly avoid a DUI is to drive sober.
There are many ways to get home safely after drinking, and driving isn’t one of them. Designate a sober driver ahead of time, or call a friend or family member. You could also use public transportation, call a taxi, or use ride-share service. The cost for a fare is nothing compared to a $10,000 DUI or the cost of someone’s life, and the “inconvenience” of not driving your own car home is nothing compared to the inconvenience of spending time behind bars.
If you see a drunk driver, dial 911.