By SDCN Editor
San Diego, CA–Sheriff’s Deputies will be conducting increased impaired driving patrols on July 4 and throughout the weekend.
In 2021, deputies arrested 909 people for impaired driving in San Diego County. So far in 2022, nearly 450 people have been arrested for driving under the influence by the Sheriff’s Department.
Driving under the influence doesn’t just mean alcohol. It also means driving under the influence of prescription drugs or marijuana, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
If you do drink, be sure to have a designated driver, ride-sharing service, or taxi ready.
An impaired driving arrest and conviction can cost more than $15,000 in legal and court fees.
Funding for the Fourth of July weekend impaired driving patrols is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.