Malibu motorists can expected increased DUI patrols on Thursday and through the holidays along Pacific Coast Highway.
The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown will continue through the end of the year as deputies will focus their efforts on keeping drunken drivers off the roads.
“We want everyone to enjoy their holidays, but we also want our roadways to be safe,” said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. “Police, Sheriffs and the CHP will be out in force to help save lives, and they are not going to tolerate impaired driving. So remember, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.’ They will be watching.”
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department laid out three steps to stay out of trouble:
1. Plan ahead. If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Designate a sober driver or find another safe way home. Even one too many drinks increases the risk of a crash while driving a motor vehicle.
2. If you are impaired, find another way home. Use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, use public transportation or contact your local sober-rides-home programs.
3. Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let them get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, report them - Call 911! Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.