YUMA, Ariz. - The City of Yuma Police Department (YPD) will conduct an impaired driving detail November 23-26 over the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend.
Additional officers will rove city streets looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. These DUI patrols are, in addition to regularly scheduled patrol officers, all looking for the signs of an impaired driver behind the wheel.
With help from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the focus will be impaired driving and the apprehension of impaired drivers. YPD will also enforce traffic laws and get impaired drivers off the road, raise public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, and most importantly, to save more lives on our roadways.
Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. YPD recommends the following easy steps, for a safe Labor Day holiday.
- Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin
- Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home
- If impaired, use a taxi or Uber driver, or call a sober friend or family member
- If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 911
- And remember, if you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.