If you plan to spend time outdoors for backyard barbeques or recreational activities at local parks this Memorial Day Weekend, remember to do so responsibly. Alcohol and marijuana may be included in these gatherings. Tragically, Memorial Day marks the start of California’s 100 dangerous days of summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
In 2016, 16 people were killed and another 385 injured in alcohol involved collisions over the Memorial Day weekend. Sixteen people were killed and 377 injured over the 2016 Labor Day weekend.
Fountain Valley Police Department will deploy additional Officers on DUI Saturation Patrols to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment. The patrols will be in areas with a history of DUI crashes and arrests.
Fountain Valley Police Department joins the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to drive awareness on the best ways to get from point A to point B safely. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, many police and sheriff departments in addition to the CHP will use OTS grant funds for overtime to deploy Officers across the state to aggressively ticket or arrest traffic violators. High visibly enforcement operations will be in place all summer.