Law enforcement out in force for holiday

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May 21, 2009 - 5:31 PM

VICTOR VALLEY • San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials and California Highway Patrol officers will be out in force over the Memorial Day weekend searching to impaired drivers and those motorists not wearing their seat belts.

“Memorial Day weekend can be a safe celebration for everyone,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said. “It’s about making sound decisions and planning ahead before you head out on the highway, for example wearing your seat belt and designating a non-drinking driver beforehand.”

The sheriff’s Avoid the 25 Task force along with the CHP will be staffing DUI checkpoint in Victorville as well as providing saturation patrols throughout the Victor Valley.

The DUI enforcement campaign will begin Saturday night. CHP officers will begin their maximum enforcement period on Friday and it will continue until Monday.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2006 to 2007, California saw a big decline in the number of people killed in alcohol-involved deaths.

Officials ask anyone who sees an impaired driver on the highways and roadways to call 911.
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