By SDCN Editor
Oceanside, CA–The Oceanside Police Department reminds the public to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by not driving under the influence.
Oceanside police encourage the public to stay in for the night or use a designated sober driver if they have alcohol, marijuana, prescription, or over-the-counter drugs that may impair.
From Dec. 15 through New Year’s Day, the Oceanside police will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The extra enforcement effort is part of a national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, with the goal of stopping suspected impaired drivers who put others on the road at risk.
“When it comes to consuming drugs and/or alcohol and driving, there is a right and wrong choice,” Sgt. Rick Davis said. “Make the right choice by not driving impaired so everyone is able to enjoy the holidays.”
Impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Certain drugs may also affect driving ability.
Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.