VISTA–As party‐goers celebrate Cinco de Mayo with mariachi music and authentic cuisine, many will also indulge with their favorite margarita or tequila, and then, unfortunately, choose to get behind the wheel.
That’s why the Sheriff’s Department and its Avoid the 15 partners will be conducting DUI patrols all over the county during the Cinco de Mayo weekend beginning on Friday at 6 p.m. through Monday at 2 a.m.
Sheriff’s Deputies will also be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint in Vista on Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. “Buzzed driving is drunk driving, and is never safe or acceptable. So folks should plan ahead now to avoid the temptation on the big day,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “People can still enjoy the holiday and celebrations without putting their lives or the lives of other innocent victims on the line. Party‐goers can call a friend, a cab or use public transportation.”
Avoid the 15 DUI Task Force funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.