San Bernardino Police Department reported eight drivers were arrested on suspicion of DUI while conducting DUI patrols last weekend, November 12 and 13.
“Driving under the influence is dangerous, illegal and irresponsible,” Sgt. Harvey said in a statement. “Driving impaired is never excusable.”
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Not all DUI arrests are alcohol-related, San Bernardino PD says that impaired driving can be due to some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs. Drivers should always follow directions for use and read warning labels about ”operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
Funding for the DUI Patrol was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.