Police in Inglewood are reminding residents to not drive while impaired and to be responsible while celebrating Cinco de Mayo Sunday.
To help maintain safety, the Inglewood Police Department has planned additional enforcement measures.
From 7 p.m. Sunday until 3 a.m. Monday, the department will have additional officers on patrol to stop and arrest motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
“We understand the importance of this day to many people, but it does not give you an excuse to drink and drive,” Inglewood police Chief Mark Fronterotta said. “There are many options to get home safely that don’t involve you driving.”
The department encouraged celebrants to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share or public transportation.
Authorities also reminded drivers that a DUI involves more than just alcohol. “Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana can also cause impairment, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs,” officials said.
Funding for the heightened Cinco de Mayo DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety.
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