YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Police Department is getting ready to crack down on impaired drivers this New Year's Eve weekend.
YPD will be conducting an impaired driving detail on Friday, December 29th; Saturday, December 30th; Sunday, December 31st, 2017 and Monday, January 1st, 2018. Additional officers will be roving city streets looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. These DUI patrols are, in addition to regularly scheduled patrol officers, all looking for signs of an impaired driver behind the wheel.
With help from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the focus will be impaired driving and the apprehension of impaired drivers. The City of Yuma Police Department will also actively enforce traffic laws and get impaired drivers off the road, raise public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving and most importantly, to save more lives on our roadways.
Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes.
YPD recommends the following easy steps for a safe New Years.
- Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin
- Before drinking, please designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home
*If you’re impaired, use a taxi or Uber driver, call a sober friend or family member
- And remember, if you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely
- If you happen to see an impaired driver on the road, don’t hesitate to call 911