Indio police are planning to conduct increased enforcement for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs Saturday.
The Indio Police Department will be on the lookout for drivers who are under the influence as part of a “DUI saturation patrol” between 7 p.m. and midnight, department spokesman Ben Guitron said in a statement.
Increased patrols will take place in areas with high frequencies of DUI-related collisions, Guitron said.
“If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI,” police said. “Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.”
The average cost of a DUI arrest is as much as $13,500, including fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses, the police department warned.
Funding for the operation is provided to the Indio Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.