Pasadena Police Ramps Up DUI Enforcement for the Holidays

During the holiday season, many people get together with family and friends. Many public and private parties celebrate by serving alcohol. While there is nothing wrong with having a holiday toast, it’s never a good idea to get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. 

According to a recent article appearing on the website, the Pasadena Police Department (PPD) announced that it will increase its DUI enforcement efforts from Wednesday, December 15, 2021, through January 1, 2022.

The campaign is part of a nationwide law enforcement campaign named “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

The PPD said in a statement to the media that additional officers would be on patrol looking for any drivers who are either under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

“When it comes to consuming drugs and/or alcohol and driving, there is a right and a wrong choice,” Lt. Anthony Russo said. “Make the right choice by not driving impaired so that everyone can enjoy the holidays.”

Police said that in addition to its participation in the nationwide campaign, it would be launching several checkpoints at unannounced locations around the city on Friday. 

Police will be looking for motorists driving above posted speed limits, disobeying traffic signals, driving without a license, or other related traffic violations. 

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