Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Responsibly

PASADENA, Calif.—For many people across the country, Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a time for fun and celebrations that may involve drinking. Pasadena Police Department personnel will be on the lookout for impaired drivers who pose a danger to the public. Please celebrate responsibly and do not drive impaired.

“We understand the importance and significance of this day to many people; however, we want to make sure that everyone who chooses to celebrate does so safely,” said Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Mark Goodman. Pasadena Police Department encourages everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share service or public transportation.

Pasadena Police Department also wants to remind everyone that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

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

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