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'Drive Sober Get Pulled Over' enforcement kicks off in attempt to keep impaired drivers off street

Posted at 5:20 PM, Dec 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 22:50:31-05

The Bakersfield Police Department will kick-off their 'Drive Sober Get Pulled Over' enforcement starting Dec. 15th through Jan. 1st of 2018. 

The enforcement mobilization's goal is to get impaired drivers off the street, as well as spread the word on the dangerous crime.

Bakersfield Police Department, California Office of Traffic Safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will all partner in the 18-day crackdown.

As part of the holiday enforcement campaign period, Bakersfield Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and the Kern County Sheriff's Office will set up various DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols throughout the region.

Bakersfield Police also aims to educate drivers that "DUI doesn't just mean booze". That means taking prescription drugs, smoking marijuana, or simply taking any other kind of drugs can result in a DUI as well.