Mesa Police Department Prepares for Cinco de Mayo DUI Task Force

May 5, 2011

The Mesa Police Department Traffic Section will be conducting saturation patrols in search of drug and alcohol impaired drivers throughout the city this weekend.

Like many holidays, Cinco de Mayo celebrations and social events often involve alcohol. Unfortunately, across the country each year a number of people are killed or seriously injured in alcohol and drug related collisions during the festivities. These crimes are 100 percent preventable. The purpose of this task force is to save lives, reduce injuries and prevent property damage needlessly caused by impaired drivers.

Please join the Mesa PD Traffic Section in our mission by being vigilant in the pursuit of DUI offenders and remind the public that it is a crime to drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Task force officers are operating valley-wide to detect and apprehend impaired drivers. Those wishing to celebrate over the weekend should consider transportation needs and designate a driver before drinking. A DUI will cost far more than a cab ride home! Do not ride with anyone who may be impaired.

Funding for the East Valley DUI Task Force is provided through a grant from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety, under the direction of Alberto Gutier.



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Mesa, AZ 85211

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