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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sgt. Raul Aguilar
Date: May 03, 2019 2:38 PM

Cinco de Mayo is near: Please Celebrate Responsibly

San Rafael, CA — For many people across the country, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is a time for fun and celebrations that may involve drinking.  The San Rafael Police Department wants to remind the public to celebrate responsibly and not drive impaired.

This May 5th, the San Rafael Police Department will have additional officers on patrol ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
San Rafael Police Department encourages everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share application or public transportation.  San Rafael 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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Posted: May 03, 2019 5:38 PDT by A. Holm #517

Updated: May 03, 2019 5:40 PDT by Alex Holm


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