Cypress Police want you to drive sober this holiday season

The Cypress Police Department encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol may be involved to use a designated sober driver.

This holiday season, from Dec. 13 through New Year’s Eve, Cypress PD will have more officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, Cypress PD will hold a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Saturday December 21, 2019 from 8:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., at an undisclosed location in the city of Cypress.

The Cypress Police Department reminds the public that alcohol is not the only substance that can cause impaired driving. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair drivers, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs. So, if you are hosting a holiday party, offer non-alcoholic drinks for designated sober drivers and monitor how people are getting home. If someone has been drinking and tries to leave, offer to have them stay the night or take a ride-share home.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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The article above was released by the Cypress Police Department.