Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Helping Keep Roadways Safe Over Christmas/New Year's

The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are ways to spend time with family and friends ringing in another year, but also a time when people can make poor choices that put themselves and others at risk on the road. To help spread the message about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to get impaired drivers off roads. During the high-visibility enforcement campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, which runs from Dec. 14-Jan. 1, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have more deputies on the road looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. “Whether you are home with family or at the bar, it is important that you find a sober ride home after drinking,” said Sergeant Robert Hill, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. As an adult, it is up to you to make adult decisions and drive sober or use a ride share service. There are no excuses for driving impaired.” The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department also reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Marijuana, prescri