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Posted on: May 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Cinco de Mayo is near: Please Celebrate Responsibly

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This May 5th, Fountain Valley Police Department will have additional officers on patrol from 05:00PM to 03:00AM ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“We understand the importance of this day to many people, but it does not give you an excuse to drink and drive,” Fountain Valley Police Department Sergeant Mike Parsons said. “There are many options to get home safely that don’t involve you driving.”

Fountain Valley Police Department encourages everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share or public transportation. Fountain Valley 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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