As the summer travel season wraps up, the Chino Police Department reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
“Whether traveling locally or taking a longer road trip to see friends and family, please have a game plan for how to get home safely,” Sgt. Scott Trosper of the Chino Police Department said. “There is never a good excuse for driving after drinking or using drugs that impair.”
The Chino Police Department asks residents to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family by buckling up, avoiding distractions behind the wheel, following the speed limit, and not driving impaired.
To help keep our community safe, the Chino Police Department will have additional officers on patrol August 17th through Labor Day (September 5th) looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The additional efforts to prevent impaired driving are part of a national enforcement campaign, Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.
In addition to patrols, the Chino Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 12:30 AM at an undisclosed location within the City of Chino.
In 2020, 1,159 people were killed throughout the state in drunk driving-related crashes, which accounted for 30 percent of all traffic deaths.
While drunk driving is a significant traffic safety problem, driving while impaired is not just from alcohol. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and marijuana may also impair. If you plan on drinking or taking medications with a driving warning label, let someone who is sober drive. If you see someone driving impaired, call 9-1-1.