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Thursday May 2nd, 2019 :: 06:19 a.m. PDT

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News Story - Cinco de Mayo

Nature of Incident: Cinco de Mayo

Location: Ventura County , Ca

Date & Time: May 5, 2019

Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department Traffic Bureau

Narrative:

Cinco de Mayo is near: Please Celebrate Responsibly

Ventura County, Ca. — For many people across the country, Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a time for fun and celebrations that may involve drinking. The holiday, which happens to fall on a Sunday this year, is a reminder to the public to celebrate responsibly and not drive impaired.

“We understand the importance of this day to many people, but it does not give you an excuse to drink and drive,” says Captain Shane Matthews of the Camarillo Police Department. “There are many options to get home safely that don’t involve you driving.”

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share or public transportation. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office also wants to remind everyone that a “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana can all be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

Funding for Cinco de Mayo DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Prepared by: Sgt. Paul Richards

News Release Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Paul Richards (805) 388-5132

paul.richards@ventura.org

Approved by: Captain Shane Matthews

Address/Location
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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