DUI Saturation Patrols Planned for Friday, Dec. 30

PASADENA, Calif.Pasadena Police Department will conduct a traffic safety operation on Friday, Dec. 30, in search of drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI). 

“Impaired driving is preventable,” Lt. Anthony Russo said. “It’s a choice. If you’ve been drinking or taking drugs that impair, make the right decision by finding a sober driver or alternative transportation.”

Pasadena Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or operating heavy machinery, which includes driving a car. 

While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal. If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home. Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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