Cinco de Mayo is Here: Police Urge Drivers Please Celebrate Responsibly

Published : Friday, May 3, 2019 | 11:04 AM

For many people across the country, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is a time for fun and celebrations that may involve drinking. Pasadena Police Department personnel will be on the lookout for impaired drivers who pose a danger to the public.

The holiday, which happens to fall on a Sunday this year, is a reminder to the public to celebrate responsibly and not drive impaired.

“We understand the importance and significance of this day to many people, however we want to make sure that everyone who chooses to celebrate does so safely,” Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Mark Goodman said. The Pasadena Police Department encourages everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share or public transportation. “There are many options to get home safely that don’t involve driving after drinking. DUI is completely preventable, and we encourage people to designate a driver or use one of many easily accessible safe ride options. ”

The Pasadena Police Department also wants to remind everyone that a “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana can all be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

Funding for Cinco de Mayo DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.






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