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Culver City Police Department
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 :: 09:31 p.m. PDT

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***Memorial Day Safety and Enforcement Notification***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                            May 22, 2019
CONTACT: Sergeant Solve Loken, (310) 253-6260, solve.loken@culvercity.org
 
Police Department Asks Public to Celebrate Memorial Day Holiday Responsibly
Enforcement Efforts Aimed at Stopping Suspected Impaired Drivers
 
Culver City, Calif. – Memorial Day Weekend is a time many spend with family and friends for outdoor activities, but it is also what is considered the start of California’s 100 dangerous days of summer on roadways, which covers the time span between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
 
During this time of busy summer travel, the Culver City Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
 
Last Memorial Day, 43 people were injured in alcohol-related collisions, accounting for 25 percent of all injury crashes on that day.
 
“If you plan on drinking, don’t plan on driving,” said Culver City Police Chief Scott Bixby. “Know beforehand how you are getting home. It’s never worth putting yourself and others at risk by driving when you should not be driving.”
 
In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Culver City Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana can also affect your ability to drive safely, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.
 
The Culver City Police Department offers these tips to make sure you have a safe Memorial Day holiday and summer:

  • Have a sober friend, ride-share, taxi or public transportation be your ride home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.
  • Check any medications or over-the-counter drugs you are taking and how they may impact your ability to drive.
 
Funding for DUI enforcement is provided in part by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Address/Location
Culver City Police Department
4040 Duquesne Ave
Culver City, CA 90232

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-837-1221

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