Castro Valley CHP 'Taking Zero-Tolerance' Stance on DUI Drivers for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

CHP officials say "4th of July is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving collisions."

Information from CHP Castro Valley Area:

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Castro Valley Area is encouraging citizens to plan a safe way home and designate a non-drinking driver before the 4th of July holiday and weekend festivities begin.

CHP Castro Valley Area will be focused on removing impaired drivers from the road. The CHP is planning a maximum enforcement effort on highways from Thursday evening through Sunday night. 

Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the highways. The fact is, this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving collisions.

Last year during the same enforcement period Castro Valley Officers investigated 26 separate traffic collisions and arrested 16 DUI drivers. 

Castro Valley Area Commander, Lieutenant Christopher Sherry issued the following statement:  

“The Castro Valley Area CHP will be taking a zero-tolerance stance on impaired drivers this 4th of July. Please do not drink and drive. The law is explicit: Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more is illegal. Driving under the Influence collisions are 100% preventable. Arrange for a safe ride home. Our goal is to deter unsafe driving behavior, help disabled motorists, and take enforcement action that will result in safer roadways for everyone. The CHP wishes you a safe and fun 4th of July!”  

For further questions regarding this announcement please contact the Castro Valley CHP at (510) 581-9028. 

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