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Redwood City Police Department
Friday May 3rd, 2019 :: 11:28 a.m. PDT


Cinco de Mayo is near: Please Celebrate Responsibly

April 26, 2019

Redwood City, Calif. — For many people across the country, Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a time for fun and celebrations that may involve drinking.

The holiday, which happens to fall on a Sunday this year, is a reminder to the public to celebrate responsibly and not drive impaired.

This May 5, Redwood City Police Department will have additional officers on patrol ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“We understand the celebratory nature of this day for many people, but it's not an excuse to drink and drive,” Redwood City Police Department Chief of Police Dan Mulholland said. “There are many options to get home safely that don’t involve you driving.”

Redwood City Police Department encourages everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share or public transportation. Redwood City Police Department also wants to remind everyone that a “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Alcohol.”.

Funding for Cinco de Mayo DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St
Redwood City, CA 94063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-780-7100

Sergeant Stephen Fine
Traffic Division

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