DUI saturation patrols will be deployed throughout Lodi as well as a number of cities supporting routine DUI patrols on Cinco De Mayo.
Starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Lodi police officers will be patrolling the city for possible drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. California Highway Patrol officers will also set up a DUI checkpoint in an unincorporated county jurisdiction to stop, test and arrest impaired drivers who fail to use a designated driver.
To avoid finding yourself charged with a DUI, local law enforcement suggests following certain guidelines, listed below:
- Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins.
- Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the designated driver.
- Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don't serve more than one or two over several hours.
- Cut back on the number of drinks you plan to bring to the party, and provide plenty of food.
- It you see dangerous driving, report drunken drivers — Call 911.
Funding for the saturation operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Contact reporter Katie Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.