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Thanksgiving DUI Patrols


Last updated 11/22/2016 at 1:43pm

Thanksgiving is considered one of the busiest holiday travel weekends of the year. With millions of people hitting the road, the Sheriff's Department wants you to do the responsible thing and not drink and drive. If you get arrested, you will go to jail.

Sheriff's Deputies will be conducting additional DUI patrols across San Diego County from Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving) through Sunday, November 27th.

The Sheriff's Department's goal is simple: to remove impaired drivers from roadways and prevent crashes that can cause serious injury or death.

During Thanksgiving weekend 2015, deputies arrested 14 people for impaired driving. 27 people were arrested for DUI during the same time period in 2014.

"DUI-related crashes are 100 percent preventable," said Sheriff Bill Gore. "Do the responsible thing this Thanksgiving and everyday: don't drink and drive."

To date, nearly 1,200 people have been arrested for DUI by the Sheriff's Department in 2016. In 2015, deputies arrested 1,521 people for impaired driving.

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