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November 30, 2020
Spread Holiday Cheer: Drive Sober This Holiday Season
San Gabriel, Calif. – The holidays will feel a bit different this year, but one thing that has not changed is choosing a sober way to go.

This holiday season, The San Gabriel Police Department encourages the community to make sure every holiday celebration ends with a sober driver.

Starting Nov. 30 and through Dec. 15, The San Gabriel Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

In addition, officers will be actively looking for other unsafe driving practices – speeding, not wearing a seat belt, driving distracted, not yielding to bicyclists or pedestrians – to make sure everyone has a safe holiday.

“2020 has been a tough year so let’s try and end it on a good note by being safe on the road during the holidays,” said Traffic Investigator Nicholas Hamel said. “Taking simple safety measures helps make sure we can all enjoy the holidays.”

The San Gabriel Police Department reminds drivers that driving high does not fly. Marijuana, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications may impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs.

“There’s no joy in a DUI,” Traffic Investigator Nicholas Hamel  said. “Sober is the way to go.”

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Media inquiries:

Sgt. Dan Gosserand
San Gabriel Police- Traffic Bureau
Phone: 626.308.2860
San Gabriel Police Department

625 South Del Mar Avenue
San Gabriel, CA 91776