With the Fourth of July weekend upon us, the Sheriff's Department wants to remind all drivers to be responsible by not drinking and driving.
This week, Sheriff's Traffic Services Lieutenant Julius Faulkner was interviewed by Alicia Summers on CBS News 8 This Morning. Watch this video to hear Lt. Faulkner talk about what the Sheriff's Department is doing to stop drunk drivers this holiday weekend.
Watch for increased DUI patrols by deputies across the county beginning on Thursday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 6th. Deputies will also take part in a DUI checkpoint on Saturday, July 5th from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city of San Diego.
If you do drink, be sure to have a designated driver ready or call a taxi.
Here are some sober rider options for the Fourth of July:
• Tipsy Tow: http://goo.gl/aLWvlr
• Be My Designated Driver: http://goo.gl/9JBt9g
• Metropolitan Transit System (MTS): http://goo.gl/5X13j
• North County Transit District (NCTD): http://goo.gl/qU69Ug
This Fourth of July weekend, be aware of San Diego County's "Social Host" ordinance. Anyone caught serving alcohol to a minor will be arrested and booked into jail.
You can report underage drinking to the Sheriff's Department by calling our non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200. You can also learn more about your responsibility as a "Social Host" by visiting:
Driving Under The Influence, It's Just Not Worth It. Watch our public safety video on the high price of drinking and driving by following us on YouTube: http://goo.gl/erWWn.
To watch a video on the Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over campaign, go to: http://goo.gl/jEGJPK.
To watch the Sheriff's Distracted Driving safety video, follow the Sheriff's Department on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/DcguzF.
Celebrate Independence Day by doing the responsible thing: DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!