(DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols)….Expect them all this weekend.
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend officially begins this evening. The Avoid the 8 DUI Task Force will be deploying officers throughout the County. They will set-up a DUI Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed countywide to arrest impaired drivers and to keep the public aware of the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. The Checkpoint will be set up in the City of Imperial, but that is all the information being released right now. The Saturation Patrols will be both Saturday and Sunday throughout the County. The California Highway Patrol goes into its Maximum Enforcement period at 6:00 Friday evening. That is when they deploy all available officers over the Memorial Day weekend. Funding for the Avoid DUI Task Force is by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols are also planned for the Independence Day Holiday and for the Labor Day weekend.