Drive Sober

 

As summer comes to a close, the Redding Police Department is asking drivers to not get behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs that impact your ability to drive safely.

The Redding Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The Redding Police Department, in conjunction with the Anderson Police Department and California Highway Patrol, will hold a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint August 16th from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at an undisclosed location within the city of Anderson.

Labor Day Weekend remains one of the deadliest times of year for alcohol-involved crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 376 deadly crashes nationwide during the 2017 Labor Day holiday period (Sept. 1 to Sept. 5). Among those crashes, more than one-third (36%) involved a drunk driver. Last year, two people were killed, and 31 others injured in California on Labor Day alone.

Driving while impaired is illegal, whether it is alcohol, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications or marijuana.

If you plan on drinking or are taking medications that can affect your driving ability, designate a sober driver or use a ride-share service. If you see someone driving impaired, call 911.

Funding for DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.