San Diego, Chula Vista law enforcement step up Memorial Day DUI patrols

Posted at 3:40 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 18:56:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Police, Chula Vista Police, and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reminded the public Friday about DUI enforcement scheduled for the Memorial Day weekend.

16 people died and another 385 were injured in alcohol-related collisions during the holiday in 2016.

Deputies said they would be conducting additional DUI patrols from Friday at 7 p.m. through early Tuesday morning.

San Diego and Chula Vista Police said officers would also conduct extra patrols. Motorcycle and seat belt enforcement patrols were also planned for the weekend.

Law enforcement agencies also warned drivers to be aware that driving under the influence of marijuana is also driving impaired.

"Don't put your life and those of others in danger by driving while impaired," said Sheriff Bill Gore. "If you are caught driving under the influence this Memorial Day weekend, you will go to jail."