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Porterville Police Department is working to keep public safe from impaired drivers

Posted at 3:57 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 18:57:59-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — The Porterville Police Department is reminding everyone who does need to drive to do so while sober.

“The dangers of drinking and driving are very real,” Porterville Police Department Lieutenant Mark Azevedo said. “That includes drugs that affect your ability to drive. Please be responsible and think of your family and friends before considering driving when you are not in a position to do so safely.”

PPD will have additional officers on patrol from Aug. 21 through Sept. 7 looking for impaired drivers.

The increased efforts to address impaired driving are part of a national enforcement campaign, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

PPD will also hold a DUI Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city of Porterville during the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign.

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