In partnership with Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The City of Yuma Police Department (YPD) is conducting an impaired driving detail the first five days of May, in an effort toward a safer Cinco de Mayo.
Additional officers will be used to rove city streets looking to stop and arrest drivers whom 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.
Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. The YPD recommends the following easy steps, for a safe Cinco de Mayo:
- Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.
- Before drinking, please designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.
- If you’re impaired, use a taxi, Uber, call a sober friend or family member.
- If you happen to see an impaired driver on the road, don’t hesitate to call 911.
- If you know someone whom is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
With help from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the focus will be impaired driving and the apprehension of impaired drivers.
Ultimately, the YPD plans to actively enforce traffic laws, get impaired drivers off the road, raise public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, and most importantly, save more lives on Yuma's roadways.