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Posted on: August 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Choose a Sober Way to Travel

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As the summer travel season wraps up, the Watsonville Police Department reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The Watsonville Police Department asks residents to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family by buckling up, avoiding distractions behind the wheel, following the speed limit, and not driving impaired.

In addition to patrols, the Watsonville Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on Friday August 19, 2022 from 6PM to 2AM at an undisclosed location within the City.

In 2020, 1,159 people were killed throughout the state in drunk driving-related crashes, which accounted for 30 percent of all traffic deaths.

While drunk driving is a significant traffic safety problem, driving while impaired is not just from alcohol. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana may also impair. If you plan on drinking or taking medications with a driving warning label, let someone who is sober drive. If you see someone driving impaired, call 9-1-1.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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A medida que concluye la temporada de viajes de verano, el Departamento de Policía de Watsonville les recuerda a los conductores que sean responsables y que nunca conduzcan bajo la influencia del alcohol y/o las drogas.

El Departamento de Policía de Watsonville pide a los residentes que tomen las precauciones necesarias para protégete a ti y a tu familia, abrochándote el cinturón de seguridad, evitando las distracciones al volante, siguiendo el límite de velocidad, y no conducir ebrio.

Aparte del patrullaje, el Departamento de Policía de Watsonville llevará a cabo un retén de sobriedad el viernes 19 de agosto de 2022 de 6PM a 2AM en un lugar no revelado dentro del Ciudad.

En el 2020, 1.159 personas murieron en todo el estado en accidentes relacionados con conducir ebrio, que representó el 30 por ciento de todas las muertes de tránsito.

Si bien conducir ebrio es un problema de seguridad vial, conducir en estado de ebriedad no lo es sólo del alcohol. Los medicamentos recetados, los medicamentos de venta libre y la marihuana pueden también perjudicar. Si planea beber o tomar medicamentos con una etiqueta de advertencia para conducir, deje que alguien que está sobrio maneje. Si ve a alguien conduciendo ebrio, llame al 9-1-1.

Los fondos para este programa provienen de una subvención de la Oficina de Seguridad Vial de California, a través de la Administración Nacional de Seguridad del Tránsito en las Carreteras.

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