Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Arroyo Grande Police Department
Tuesday March 16th, 2021 :: 02:47 p.m. PDT


Arroyo Grande Police to conduct St. Patrick's Day DUI saturation patrol.

Be Safe and Sober this St. Patrick’s Day
Arroyo Grande, Calif. – If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, remember to do so responsibly by having a plan to get home safely.
This St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), Arroyo Grande Police Department will have officers on patrol from 6:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
“If drinking is part of your plans, plan on designating a sober driver and find a safe way home,” Arroyo Grande Police Department, Chief of Police, Michael Martinez said. “Don’t make poor choices and allow yourself to mix alcohol or drugs with driving.”
On St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in California, seven people were killed, and 116 others were injured in crashes caused by driving under the influence.
Not only does driving under the influence put yourself and others on the road at risk, but it also hurts financially; attorneys’ fees, fines, court costs, insurance rate hikes and car repairs can reach $15,000 or more in California.
“It’s simple: don’t drink and drive,” Chief Martinez said. “Stay at home or find a sober driver to take you home.”
California’s public health guidance advises to limit mixing with people you don’t live with as much as possible to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Although many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will be held virtually this year, it’s important to designate a sober driver or stay at home for the night.
If you ever see a suspected drunk driver on the road, call 911.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
(see attachment)

Arroyo Grande Police Department
200 N Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-473-5100

TEXT-A-TIP -  Text TIP AGPD followed by your message, to 888777

Submit an anonymous web tip

Navigate & Discover