Sent on 8/28/2014 9:03:02 AM
On Friday, August 29, 2014, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department together with the Tucson Police Department, Oro Valley Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols. In addition, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department will deploy a DUI Checkpoint on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to its mission to take impaired drivers off the roadway. We will continue our efforts to eliminate impaired driving in Pima County and are committed to working relentlessly in making our community safe. If you plan on going out and consuming alcohol, here are a few safety tips: • Prior to drinking, designate a non-drinking driver when with a group. • Don’t let your friends drive impaired. Take away their keys. • If you have been drinking, get a ride home from a sober driver or call a taxi. • If you are hosting a party, remind guests to plan ahead and designate a sober driver, or make plans to stay the night. Operational funding and equipment were made available through grants awarded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.