As friends and family plan vacations during the final days of summer, the Arcadia Police Department reminded everyone to stay safe by always choosing a sober way to travel.
“No matter how you choose to celebrate the end of summer and Labor Day weekend, make sure you do so responsibly,” the department said in a statement. “Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family by buckling up, ditching the distractions, following the speed limit, and never driving impaired.”
Ahead of the Labor Day weekend travel season, the Arcadia Police Department will have additional officers on patrol through Labor Day looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The increased efforts to address impaired driving are part of a national enforcement campaign, “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
“Driving impaired is risky and puts yourself and others around you in serious danger,” Arcadia Police Department Lieutenant Brett Bourgeous said. “If you are taking a road trip over the next few weeks, make good choices and drive like your closest friends and family are in the cars around you.”
Forty-five people were killed in crashes throughout California over the 2019 Labor Day holiday period, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) made more than 1,000 arrests for driving under the influence during the 78-hour Labor Day weekend enforcement period alone.