San Bernardino, Calif. – The San Bernardino Police Department conducted a DUI saturation patrol on July 17, 2020, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. Officers arrested 7 suspects for driving under the influence of alcohol.
San Bernardino Police Officers made 73 vehicle enforcement stops and arrested 18 drivers for operating a vehicle without a license or on a suspended/revoked license. 18 vehicles were impounded and 48 citations were issued. One bicyclist was cited and two pedestrians were stopped and cited. One suspect was arrested for an outstanding warrant with an additional two arrests for other crimes.
Last year, the San Bernardino Police Department investigated 520 DUI collisions that killed 13 people and injured 244 others.
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
The San Bernardino Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.
The San Bernardino Police Department will be conducting another DUI Saturation Patrol on August 7, 2020.
Funding for this DUI Saturation Patrol was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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