As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over on-going AVOID DUI enforcement campaign the Clovis Police Department will host a community education booth during the annual Big Hat Days event and conduct DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the weekend.
Attendees at Big Hat Days can look for the Clovis Police Department booth on Eighth Street between Woodworth and Pollasky Avenues. Officers will give visitors at the event information and hands-on demonstrations with beer goggles and a drunken driving simulation go-cart. They hope to raise awareness regarding the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The department will also be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols beginning Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3 as part of the AVOID the 21 grant program.
If you’re celebrating with alcohol this weekend, the Clovis Police Department reminds you to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. If you’re drinking and driving, the AVOID the 21 DUI Task Force will be out to find and arrest you – no warnings, no excuses. You’ll face jail time, fines, loss of your driver’s license, towing fees, and other DUI expenses, totaling $10,000 on average. Not to mention the humiliation among your family, friends, and workplace.
During designated holiday periods and throughout the year law enforcement officers in Fresno and Madera counties conduct DUI / Drivers License Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols as part of the AVOID the 21 DUI task force. The program’s focus is to stop and arrest DUI drivers before another life is lost. Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911.
Funding for the AVOID DUI program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.