As friends and family plan vacations during the final days of summer, the South Pasadena Police Department reminds 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.
Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family by buckling up, ditching the distractions, following the speed limit, and never driving impaired.
The South Pasadena Police Department is committed to keeping the public safe when they are traveling during this Labor Day weekend.
On September 4, 2021, the South Pasadena Police Department will hold a DUI and Driver License Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city. Officers will be 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, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Forty-five people were killed in crashes throughout California over the 2019 Labor Day holiday period. 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.
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.
This program’s funding is provided by a California Office of Traffic Safety grant through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.