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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday May 21st, 2020 :: 01:41 p.m. PDT


Memorial Day Weekend

Nature of Incident: Memorial Day Weekend
Location: Ventura County, Ca
Date & Time: May 22-25, 2020
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department Traffic Bureau
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Encourages Public to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend Responsibly
Ventura County, Ca. – This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, and as we slowly travel down the road to reopening, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to listen to advice from public health officials and be responsible during these trying times.
“This Memorial Day weekend will be much different than years before due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Captain Shane Matthews. “But when it comes to protecting your family and getting around, it doesn’t mean we have to get complacent. If you plan on drinking, stay at home.”
Pandemic or no pandemic, it is never okay to drive under the influence of alcohol. Remember, a DUI does not just mean alcohol: some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or ”operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
While the state is relaxing stay-at-home orders, The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office advises the public to avoid large gatherings for Memorial Day Weekend and practice physical distancing measures, when feasible, by staying at least six feet away from others.

Prepared by:
Sgt. Paul Richards  
News Release Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Paul Richards (805) 388-5132
[email protected]
Approved by:
Capt. Shane Matthews  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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

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