On April 30, 2018, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has announced its agents will visit local drinking establishments and large venues this Cinco de Mayo. ABC agents will attempt to prevent "disorderly activity and reduce alcohol service t obviously intoxicated patrons and persons under 21 years-old."
The Department has advised anyone who plans to drink this weekend to designate a non-drinking driver prior to consuming alcoholic beverages. ABC reminds the public: "In the rush to prepare for a night out, it’s easy to forget the most important plan of all: designating a sober driver. Some may think they can play it by ear and wait until after the party has started to decide whether they’re “okay to drive.” By this point, it’s too late. Going out for a night of drinking without a plan for getting home safely is a recipe for disaster."
Their statistics show that drunk-driving deaths are 100% preventable. So, its in everybody's best interests to avoid DUIs. And, be reminded that not all DUIs involve only alcohol. Per the ABC and OTS (Office of Traffic Safety), "DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze." DUI law includes prescription drugs, illegal drugs, and Marijuana use. Because of the new California laws that allow recreational use, users of Marijuana should take the same preventive precautions of persons consuming alcohol when contemplating driving home after a night out.
Be safe this Cinco de Mayo!
My client's car after a serious accident involving a DUI arrest.