DELANO, Calif. — Local law enforcement is encouraging everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings this weekend to use a designated sober driver.
Delano Police Department announced that from now to New Year’s, it will have more officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, the department will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol on Saturday.
“Unfortunately, this time of year is when we see more people driving impaired,” Police Chief Robert Nevarez said. “There is no excuse for driving after drinking or using drugs that impair."
DPD has also encouraged those who are hosting a holiday party to offer non-alcoholic drinks for designated sober drivers and monitor how people are getting home. If someone has been drinking and tries to leave, offer to have them stay the night or take ride-share home.