As of October 1, California Highway Patrol has begun a yearlong campaign
decrease the number of people driving while impaired in Ventura County.
The grant was given by the California Office of Traffic Safety through
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The grant authorizes 1,600 hours of overtime for the campaign. CHP is targeting
the following highways.
- Highway 101
- Highway 126
- Highway 33
- Highway 34
- Highway 118
- Highway 150
- Highway 232
- Pacific Coast Highway roadways under CHP’s jurisdiction
Capt. Terry Roberts stated, “With a proactive approach to raising
awareness and eliminate driving under the influence, we can continue to
reduce the number of collisions occurring in Ventura County.” Officials
believe this approach will remove impaired drivers from the road before
they kill or severely injure themselves or others on the road.
Are You Planning to Drink this Halloween?
If you are planning to drink this Halloween, make sure you drink responsibly,
as mentioned above, police will strictly enforcing and patrolling highways
for impaired drivers. If you plan to drink this Halloween, make sure you
have a safe, sober ride home.
- Ask a friend to be a designated driver
- Program the number of a cab company into your phone
- If you are partying at a friend’s house, ask to spend the night
- Download an app like Uber or Lyft
At The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers, we hope you have a fun, safe Halloween.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI, let our skilledVentura DUI attorney ensure your rights are protected. With over 20 years of experience, our
legal team has handled over 4,000 DUI cases. Hiring an attorney early
on in your DUI case can ensure your case has a better outcome.
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