The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many Americans. Families and friends gather to celebrate our country with food, parades, parties, and fireworks. For many people, the celebration includes alcohol, but the holiday quickly goes from festive to fatal when people choose to drive after drinking. Over the July 4th holiday period in 2012 alone, 78 people were killed in alcohol impaired-driving crashes on our nation’s roads.
To crack down on drunk driving this Fourth of July, The Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force will be out in full force, aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger. The Avoid the 14 DUI task force will be cracking down on drug and alcohol impaired driving, deploying officers to 1 DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints, and 4 DUI saturation patrols. The CHP will be deploying all available officers onto freeways and county roads for its Maximum Enforcement Period.