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San Jose PD reminds you to celebrate the holiday season responsibly
Filed under Press Release, on 12/13/2019 3:30:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.


December 13th, 2019

CONTACT: Sergeant Greg Connolly, 408-277-4341,

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

National Enforcement Campaign 

San Jose, Calif. – The San Jose Police Department encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol is involved to use a designated sober driver. 

This holiday season, from December 13 to New Year’s, the San Jose Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, the San Jose Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit will hold a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on December 19, 2019, from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM at an undisclosed location in the City of San Jose.

Sgt. Greg Connolly of the Traffic Enforcement Unit said, “Unfortunately, this time of year is when we see more people driving impaired. There is no excuse for driving after drinking or using drugs that impair. There are many ways to get home safely without driving.”

The San Jose Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol; prescription medication, over-the-counter drugs, and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs. 

If you are hosting a holiday party, consider offering non-alcoholic drinks for designated sober drivers and monitor how people are getting home. If someone has been drinking and tries to leave, offer them to stay the night or take 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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