• Don’t Drink, or Do Drugs, and Drive this Holiday Weekend

    All law enforcement agencies in Monterey and San Benito counties will crack down on people who choose to take drugs or drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car during a five-day crackdown starting on Thursday, July 4, and ending on Sunday night.

    Marina police plan a sobriety checkpoint on Thursday night with Salinas police fielding another on Friday, according to Salinas Sgt. Gerard Ross, who coordinates the Avoid the 20 campaign, named after the number of police departments.

    Twenty extra DUI saturation patrols will be scattered among cities in the two counties. California Highway Patrol squads from Hollister, King City and Monterey will field maximum freeway patrols throughout the crackdown, said Officer Erica Elias of the Hollister squad.

    “This is a very serious amount of enforcement,” Ross said. “Everyone who pins on a badge to go to work has seen the perfectly avoidable death, injury and heartache that impaired drivers so regularly cause. No one has any sympathy for DUI suspects.”

    Best bet in Pacific Grove us to go to the Chamber celebration at Caledonia Park. And remember that fireworks are illegal in our city, for safety reasons.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 30, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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