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Pomona Police Department
Monday April 29th, 2019 :: 01:00 p.m. PDT

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Pomona Police Department Holding DUI Enforcement Operations

Pomona, Calif. - Officers from the Pomona Police Department will be out this weekend looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
 
DUI saturation patrols will take place in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. In 2018, the Pomona Police Department investigated 127 DUI collisions which claimed 1 life and resulted in another 49 injuries.
 
In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Pomona Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
 
 Pomona Police Department encourages drivers to follow these tips to avoid a DUI:

  • Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.
 
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
 
Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the Pomona Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Prepared by: Traffic Services
Pomona Police Department
909-620-2156
 

 

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Pomona Police Department
490 West Mission Boulevard
Pomona, CA 91766

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-620-2155

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