SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - As San Diegans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, local law enforcement officials are pushing an effort to prevent DUI-related injuries and deaths and curb underage drinking.
According to officials, the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative -- starting July 1 -- will include roving DUI patrols, checkpoints and stepped-up enforcement of social host/house party laws throughout San Diego County.
Officials said law enforcement officers "will be out stopping impaired drivers by targeting those who put lives in danger."
Officials added: "As you prepare to drive home from the festivities, keep in mind that impairment by alcohol or drugs can be deadly. Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), someone is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes. MADD also says 2 out of 3 people will be impacted by drunk driving in their lifetime.
The California Office of Traffic Safety reminds the public that a mobile app is available that rewards your designated driver during a night out.
The OTS' DDVIP app offers free non-alcoholic drinks and other free perks at local bars and restaurants for the person who is the designated driver in a group. The app also includes links to ride-sharing services.
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